Employing Those Not Expected to Work: The Stunning Changes in the Employment of Single Mothers and People with Disabilities in the United States in the 1990s

TRANSFORMING DISABILITY WELFARE POLICIES: TOWARD WORK AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, Bernd Marin, Christopher Prinz , Monika Queisser, eds., Ashgate Publishing Co., May 2004

Posted: 28 Mar 2006

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Richard V. Burkhauser

Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM); University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute

David C. Stapleton

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Abstract

This report compares the dramatic changes in the level of government benefits provided to single mothers and people with disabilities, especially in the 1990s. While welfare reforms and economic growth during the 1990s led to a dramatic increase in the employment of single women with children, the employment rate of individuals with disabilities dramatically declined, and continued to decline, in spite of peak periods of economic growth over the business cycle.

Suggested Citation

Burkhauser, Richard V. and Stapleton, David C., Employing Those Not Expected to Work: The Stunning Changes in the Employment of Single Mothers and People with Disabilities in the United States in the 1990s. TRANSFORMING DISABILITY WELFARE POLICIES: TOWARD WORK AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, Bernd Marin, Christopher Prinz , Monika Queisser, eds., Ashgate Publishing Co., May 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=892364

Richard V. Burkhauser (Contact Author)

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David C. Stapleton

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