Archive: Urban

Senior man working at laptop at home

Abstract This paper explores whether the evolving nature of work has impacted the relationship between health and work-related disability and disability applications through its impact on job demands.  Using data from the Health and Retirement Study, supplemented with data on job demands from the Occupational Requirement Survey and Occupational Information Network, we document trends in…

Cheerful senior man at home looking at his mail

Abstract This paper examines the association between Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) awards, disability, and technology access. It uses multiple data sources, regression analyses, and geospatial analysis to document the geographic variation in these relationships. Our initial hypothesis was that any relationship between DI awards, disability, and technology access (e.g., computers, the internet, and broadband)…