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By Robin Boadway, Baldev Raj

The research of public economics has gone through dramatic adjustments some time past 20 years. significant advancements in financial concept have revolutionized the topic and feature replaced the way in which we view the function of presidency. the limitations of knowledge and associations have referred to as into query the facility of the govt to hold out a few of its conventional initiatives, yet have additionally resulted in new tools and ways for facing the matter of monetary coverage akin to the layout of the redistribution and tax procedure. knowing the significance of the industrial, behavioral and institutional constraints dealing with govt is necessary for comparing coverage techniques. this can be finally an empirical factor. This ebook of a symposium on empiricial public finance shows the richness and variety of empirical ways which have been used to make clear the issues of utilized public finance and its program.

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IV. Predictors of poverty status among disabled and nondisabled men Our discussion in Section III revealed that SSDI recipients who enter the rolls at older ages (55 or more) have quite different characteristics than those who enter SSDI recipiency when they are younger. Moreover, both the younger and older disabled groups have important differences from their respective nondisabled cohorts. As we have shown, the younger group of SSDI recipients experienced low levels of well-being by every indicator, relative to people who entered the SSDI rolls when they were older and to younger nondisabled people with the same characteristics.

Consider younger disabled men classified as poor (line 5). Actual average family income for this group of men was $7,631 in 1982. Had these men received no benefits from Social Security, but instead earned an amount equal to the maximum of their covered annual earnings, average family income would have been $22,188. The ratio of these two values yields an insurance-type replacement rate of 34 percent. Alternatively, if 40 R. Haveman et al. For both the high and low estimate of mean predicted family income, the simulated without-disability family income of the older men is generally higher than that of younger men, consistent with the standard age-earnings profile.

If those who are single in 1982 are assumed to have a spouse by 1992 (row i), the probability of being poor or near poor falls somewhat for both the disabled and nondisabled groups. Similarly, the probability of being poor or near poor is (I) decreased if it is assumed that there are no children in the family (row vi) and if it is assumed that all men are married in both years (row ii), and (2) increased substantially for the disabled if it is assumed that there is no spouse or children present (row vii) or if the married men become single over the period (row ix).

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