Replication data for: Does Welfare Inhibit Success? The Long-Term Effects of Removing Low-Income Youth from the Disability Rolls
- Deshpande, Manasi
AbstractI estimate the effects of removing low-income youth with disabilities from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) on their earnings and income in adulthood. Using a regression discontinuity design based on a 1996 policy change in age 18 medical reviews, I find that youth who are removed from SSI at age 18 recover one-third of the lost SSI cash income in earnings. SSI youth who are removed and stay off SSI earn on average $4,400 annually, 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.
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DOI: 10.1257/aer.20151129 (Text)
Deshpande, Manasi. “Does Welfare Inhibit Success? The Long-Term Effects of Removing Low-Income Youth from the Disability Rolls.” American Economic Review 106, no. 11 (November 2016): 3300–3330. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20151129.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.20151129 (DOI)
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