NB19-16

The Long-Term Effects of Workplace Injuries on Labor Force Exit, DI Eligibility, and Early Retirement
Investigators: Michael Dworsky (RAND) and David Powell (RAND)

This project uses workers' compensation data to analyze the long-term effects of injury and illness on labor force exit rates. The methodology is to compare the long-term labor outcomes of workers who suffer injuries with a control group of workers with similar earnings and tenure who do not suffer a workplace injury. The project also explores the interactive effects of economic conditions and job characteristics on post-injury outcomes, and whether injuries at ages 55+ increase labor force exit rates at the Social Security early retirement age.

Social Security (OASI and DI)
Labor force participation
Disability incidence
Workplace injuries
DI
Retirement
OASI