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Who Is Screened Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs
The application process is critical to the targeting of disability programs because disability, relative to other tags, is difficult to observe and costly to verify. We study the effect of
Does Welfare Inhibit Success? The Long-Term Effects of Removing Low-Income Youth from the Disability Rolls.
  • M. Deshpande
  • Economics, Medicine
    The American economic review
  • 1 November 2016
TLDR
It is found that youth who are removed from SSI at age 18 recover one-third of the lost SSI cash income in earnings, and they lose $76,000 in present discounted observed income over the 16 years following removal relative to those who do not receive a review.
Does Welfare Inhibit Success? the Long-Term Effects of Removing Low-Income Youth from Disability Insurance
I estimate the long-term effects of removing low-income youth with disabilities from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) on the level and variance of their earnings and income in adulthood. Using
The Effect of Disability Payments on Household Earnings and Income: Evidence from the SSI Children's Program
  • M. Deshpande
  • Economics
    Review of Economics and Statistics
  • 28 September 2016
Abstract I estimate the effect of removing children with disabilities from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) on parental earnings and household disability receipt. Using administrative data from the
Phytochemicals in Cancer Treatment: From Preclinical Studies to Clinical Practice
TLDR
The primary objective of this review is to describe what the authors know to date of the active compounds in the natural products, along with their pharmacologic action and molecular or specific targets.
Scientific basis for the use of Indian ayurvedic medicinal plants in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders: ashwagandha.
TLDR
In the Ayurvedic system, the herbs used for medicinal purposes are classed as brain tonics or rejuvenators, and the best known and most scientifically investigated of these herbs, Ashwagandha will be discussed in detail in this review.
How Sticky is Retirement Behavior in the U.S.? Responses to Changes in the Full Retirement Age
We study how increases in the Social Security full retirement age (FRA) affect benefit claiming and retirement behavior, and specifically the interaction between these two choices. Using Social
Who is Screened Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs
TLDR
Using administrative data from the Social Security Administration, it is found that field office closings lead to large and persistent reductions in the number of disability recipients and reduce targeting efficiency based on current eligibility standards.
Hours Constraints , Occupational Choice and Fertility :
Are the long work hours required by high-paying professions a barrier to entry for women, who may face a tradeoff between market time demands and family formation? I explore this question by studying
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