A Double Safety Net? Understanding Interactions Between Disability Benefits, Formal Assistance, and Family Support
This work brings together perspectives on household adjustments in response to a major health shock in the U.S. It concludes that the family plays a key role in insuring against health shocks, and that informal and formal assistance are imperfect substitutes for one another.
Feb 7, 2020
Wage Loss Monitoring for Injured Workers in California's Workers' Compensation System: 2016–2017 Injury Year Findings (Third Interim Report)
The authors present new estimates of wage loss for California's injured workers in 2016-2017 and compare these estimates with trends before, during, and after the Great Recession.
Feb 5, 2020
Who Settles in Workers' Compensation? An Analysis of How Trends in Claim Settlements Relate to Workers' Compensation Benefit Changes in Oregon
The authors explore how the expected value of workers' compensation benefits affects the likelihood of a settlement. They review the settlement process and analyze the relationship using a policy change to permanent disability benefits in Oregon.
Dec 23, 2019
Functional Limitations and Employment Among Disability Benefit Recipients with Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Mediation Analysis
This paper uses the National Beneficiary Survey to study the relationship between functional limitations, health conditions and employment among disability beneficiaries with musculoskeletal conditions in a multivariate mediation analysis.
Feb 19, 2019
The ways in which workplace accommodation is measured in national surveys have implications for identifying accommodation-sensitive individuals (those on the margin of working or not, depending on whether they are accommodated), and estimating unmet need for accommodation.
Wage Loss Monitoring for Injured Workers in California's Workers' Compensation System: 2014–2015 Injury Year Findings (Second Interim Report)
This report presents new estimates of wage loss for workers in California who suffered a workplace injury or illness in 2014-2015 and compares these estimates with trends before, during, and after the Great Recession.
Dec 27, 2018
Wage Loss Monitoring for Injured Workers in California's Workers' Compensation System: 2013 Injury Year Findings (First Interim Report)
This report presents new estimates of wage loss for workers in California who suffered a workplace injury or illness in 2013 and compares these estimates with trends before, during, and after the Great Recession.
Aug 31, 2018
Evaluation of the Return-to-Work Fund in California's Workers' Compensation System: Performance to Date and Options for Modification
California's Return-to-Work Supplement Program provides a $5,000 payment to some workers who cannot return to work after a permanently disabling workplace injury. RAND researchers evaluated program performance and identified options for improvement.
Jun 20, 2018
Analyzes how Social Security Disability Insurance application behavior was affected by iClaim, a 2009 innovation that streamlined the online application process.
Jun 18, 2018
Examines the roles of moral hazard and increased liquidity in explaining the relationship between Workers' Compensation benefit levels and injury duration.
Feb 2, 2018
The Effect of Lower Transaction Costs on Social Security Disability Insurance Application Rates and Participation
We compare Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application rates across counties with varying degrees of access to high-speed internet beforehand after iClaim, a 2009 innovation that streamlined the online application process.