By Robin Boadway, Baldev Raj

ISBN-10: 3642576540

ISBN-13: 9783642576546

ISBN-10: 3642633242

ISBN-13: 9783642633249

The research of public economics has gone through dramatic adjustments long ago 20 years. significant advancements in financial idea have revolutionized the topic and feature replaced the way in which we view the function of presidency. the restrictions of data and associations have referred to as into query the facility of the govt. to hold out a few of its conventional projects, yet have additionally ended in new tools and methods for facing the matter of financial coverage resembling the layout of the redistribution and tax procedure. figuring out the significance of the commercial, behavioral and institutional constraints dealing with executive is necessary for comparing coverage innovations. this can be finally an empirical factor. This publication of a symposium on empiricial public finance exhibits the richness and variety of empirical methods which have been used to make clear the issues of utilized public finance and its software.

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SSDI recipients who remain single over the period experience much higher rates of poverty or near poverty than continuously married men do, suggesting that the added spouses contribute more to family income than to income needs. Interestingly, however, moving from being single to being married appears to increase the probability of poverty among the disabled, and probably reveals the relatively low earnings capabilities of the potential spouses of disabled men. Having children in the family unit adds more to income needs, increasing the probability of being poor or near poor by about 5 percentage points for disabled men in both 1982 and 1991.

Although mean income of the group fell somewhat from 1982 to 1991, the near-poor rate for the young disabled group decreased from 56 percent to 47 percent over the subsequent decade. Although the near-poor rate for the young nondisabled group rose over the decade (to 26 percent), in 1991 the risk of near poverty was still nearly twice as large for the younger disabled group as it was for their nondisabled peers. Hence, relative to their nondisabled counterparts, the younger cohort of disabled men remained at a serious economic disadvantage over this period.

SSDI receipt requires that an individual be both "fully insured" and have 20 quarters of coverage (QC) in the last 40 calendar quarters, including the quarter of disablement. Prior to 1978 (and covering most of the covered earnings of the NBS sample) a QC was credited if a minimum amount was earned in a calendar quarter. Beginning in 1978, a QC was credited on the basis of units of dollars in annual earnings up to a maximum (in 1978 for each $250, with that amount increased annually by the rise in average covered R.

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