Improving opportunity for people with disabilities: Understanding trends and effective return-to-work strategies Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 12:30–2:30 PM AEI, Auditorium | 1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20036 What role does disability and illness play in declining rates of work? How can public policy better help Americans with disabilities or illness return to work? Join AEI for a discussion of this challenge with top academic researchers and practitioners.
With increasing public attention on declining labor force participation, particularly among prime-age men, health impairments that make working difficult and government disability programs that discourage it have become top issues to consider. What role do disabilities and poor health play? How can public policy better help Americans with disabilities experience the dignity of work and move up the economic ladder? Join AEI for two panels exploring these questions in depth. First, top academic researchers in the field of labor force participation, disability assistance programs, and the health and well-being of the labor force will discuss their work. A panel of practitioners will follow to discuss their efforts to support people with disabilities or other health issues to remain or rejoin the labor market. Join the conversation on social media with @AEI on Twitter and Facebook.
Richard V. Burkhauser, Cornell University Anne Case, Princeton University Grant Collins, Fedcap Rehabilitation Services David D’Arcangelo, Massachusetts Office on Disability Robert Doar, AEI Nicholas Eberstadt, AEI Angela Rachidi, AEI Scott Winship, The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity Allison Wohl, Association of People Supporting Employment First
RSVP to attend this event. To watch live online, click here on February 7 at 12:30 PM ET. Registration is not required.
I am a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, where my work focuses on Social Security policy. Previously I held several positions within the Social Security Administration, including Deputy Commissioner for Policy and principal Deputy Commissioner. Prior to that I was a Social Security Analyst at the Cato Institute. In 2005 I worked on Social Security reform at the White House National Economic Council, and in 2001 I was on the staff of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. My Bachelor's degree is from the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. I have Master's degrees from Cambridge University and the University of London and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I can be contacted at andrew.biggs @ aei.org.