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:
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.
Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2002. The Dynamics of Disability: Measuring and Monitoring Disability for Social Security Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10411.
|2 Dynamics of SSA's Disability Programs||33-52|
|3 Conceptual Issues in Defining Work Disability||53-64|
|4 Survey Measurement of Disability||65-87|
|5 A Work Disability Monitoring System||88-112|
|6 Improving the Disability Decision Process||113-139|
|7 Enhancing SSA's Research Capacity||140-147|
|Acronyms and Abbreviations||156-158|
|Appendix A Committee Meetings and Presenters of Testimony||159-160|
|Appendix B Workshop Agendas and Presenters||161-169|
|Appendix C Committee Recommendations||170-173|
|Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||174-182|
|Conceptual Issues in the Measurement of Work Disability||183-210|
|Methodological Issues in the Measurement of Work Disability||211-240|
|SSA's Disability Determination of Mental Impairments: A Review Toward an Agenda for Research||241-280|
|Survey Design Options for the Measurement of Persons with Work Disabilities||281-302|
|Persons with Disabilities and Demands of the Contemporary Labor Market||303-334|
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