Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance in the Great Recession

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NBER Disability Research Center Paper No. NB 13-10
Issued in September 2013

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We thank Chris Hansman, Eric Johnson, Jeehwan Kim, and Ana Rocca for excellent research assistance, and David Pattison for generous help with tabulating the administrative micro data files from SSA. Rothstein is grateful to the Russell Sage Foundation and the Center for Equitable Growth at UC Berkeley for financial support. Mueller and von Wachter's research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #1 DRC12000002‐01‐00 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Disability Research Consortium. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER. E-mail:,,

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