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The dynamics of disability [electronic resource] : measuring and monitoring disability for Social Security programs /
Gooloo S. Wunderlich, Dorothy P. Rice, and Nicole L. Amado, editors ; Committee to Review the Social Security Administration's Disability Decision Process Research, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine and Committee on National Statistics, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, c2002.
description
xix, 347 p. : ill.
ISBN
0309084199 (hardcover), 9780309084192 (hardcover)
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Book
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
The Society Security disability program faces urgent challenges: more people receiving benefits than ever before, the prospect of even more claimants as baby boomers age, changing attitudes culminating in the Americans With Disabilities Act. Disability is now understood as a dynamic process, and Social Security must comprehend that process to plan adequately for the times ahead. The Dynamics of Disabilityprovides expert analysis and recommendations in key areas: Understanding the current social, economic, and physical environmental factors in determining eligibility for disability benefits. Developing and implementing a monitoring system to measure and track trends in work disability. Improving the process for making decisions on disability claims. Building Social Securityrs"s capacity for conducting needed research. This book provides a wealth of detail on the workings of the Social Security disability program, recent and emerging disability trends, issues and previous experience in researching disability, and more. It will be of primary interest to federal policy makers, the Congress, and researchers-and it will be useful to state disability officials, medical and rehabilitation professionals, and the disability community.
Description for Bookstore
The Society Security disability program faces urgent challenges: more people receiving benefits than ever before, the prospect of even more claimants as baby boomers age, changing attitudes culminating in the Americans With Disabilities Act. Disability is now understood as a dynamic process, and Social Security must comprehend that process to plan adequately for the times ahead. The Dynamics of Disability provides expert analysis and recommendations in key areas: Understanding the current social, economic, and physical environmental factors in determining eligibility for disability benefits. Developing and implementing a monitoring system to measure and track trends in work disability. Improving the process for making decisions on disability claims. Building Social Security’s capacity for conducting needed research. This book provides a wealth of detail on the workings of the Social Security disability program, recent and emerging disability trends, issues and previous experience in researching disability, and more. It will be of primary interest to federal policy makers, the Congress, and researchers-and it will be useful to state disability officials, medical and rehabilitation professionals, and the disability community.
Long Description
The Society Security disability program faces urgent challenges: more people receiving benefits than ever before, the prospect of even more claimants as baby boomers age, changing attitudes culminating in the Americans With Disabilities Act. Disability is now understood as a dynamic process, and Social Security must comprehend that process to plan adequately for the times ahead. The Dynamics of Disability provides expert analysis and recommendations in key areas: Understanding the current social, economic, and physical environmental factors in determining eligibility for disability benefits. Developing and implementing a monitoring system to measure and track trends in work disability. Improving the process for making decisions on disability claims. Building Social Security's capacity for conducting needed research. This book provides a wealth of detail on the workings of the Social Security disability program, recent and emerging disability trends, issues and previous experience in researching disability, and more. It will be of primary interest to federal policy makers, the Congress, and researchers--and it will be useful to state disability officials, medical and rehabilitation professionals, and the disability community.
Main Description
The Society Security disability program faces urgent challenges: more people receiving benefits than ever before, the prospect of even more claimants as baby boomers age, and changing attitudes culminating in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability is now understood as a dynamic process, and Social Security must comprehend that process to plan adequately for the times ahead.The Dynamics of Disability provides expert analysis and recommendations in key areas: -- Understanding the current social, economic, and physical environmental factors in determining eligibility for disability benefits.-- Developing and implementing a monitoring system to measure and track trends in work disability.-- Improving the process for making decisions on disability claims.-- Building Social Security's capacity for conducting needed research.This book provides a wealth of detail on the workings of the Social Security disability program, recent and emerging disability trends, issues and previous experience in researching disability, and more. It will be of primary interest to federal policymakers, the Congress, and researchers -- and it will be useful to state disability officials, medical and rehabilitation professionals, and the disability community.
Table of Contents
Summaryp. 1
Review and Recommendations
Introductionp. 17
Dynamics of SSA's Disability Programsp. 33
Conceptual Issues in Defining Work Disabilityp. 53
Survey Measurement of Disabilityp. 65
A Work Disability Monitoring Systemp. 88
Improving the Disability Decision Processp. 113
Enhancing SSA's Research Capacityp. 140
Referencesp. 148
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 156
App. A: Committee Meetings and Presenters of Testimonyp. 159
App. B: Workshop Agendas and Presentersp. 161
App. C: Committee Recommendationsp. 170
Biographical Sketches of Committee Membersp. 174
Commissioned Papers
"Conceptual Issues in the Measurement of Work Disability"p. 183
"Methodological Issues in the Measurement of Work Disability"p. 211
"SSA's Disability Determination of Mental Impairments: A Review Toward an Agenda for Research"p. 241
"Survey Design Options for the Measurement of Persons with Work Disabilities"p. 281
"Persons with Disabilities and Demands of the Contemporary Labor Market"p. 303
Indexp. 335
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