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Curing the Dutch Disease: Lessons for United States Disability Policy
by Richard V. Burkhauser, Mary C. Daly and Philip R. de Jong
WP 2008-188

Public policy shifts that offer the best chance of increasing employment rates and economic well-being of U.S. workers with disabilities include:

  • Changes in SSI policies that focus on integrating working age men and women with disabilities into the work force along the lines of those implemented for single mothers in the 1990s.
  • SSDI program changes that better integrate private and public disability insurance programs along the lines of recent reforms in the Netherlands.