Moving From Disability Benefits to Jobs

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by Mokoto Rich New York Times In an article today, I explore why Social Security is strained by the number of workers who now collect disability benefits, and why it is so difficult for these beneficiaries to go back to work. Many, of course, suffer such severe disabilities that it is all but impossible to work. For them, the benefits …

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Men, Unemployment and Disability

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By DAVID LEONHARDT New York Times April 8, 2011  In the worst economic times of the 1950s and ’60s, about 9 percent of men in the prime of their working lives (25 to 54 years old) were not working. At the depth of the severe recession in the early 1980s, about 15 percent of prime-age men were not working. Today, …

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