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Source: Community Services Administration
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1. Kingson, Eric R.
Disadvantaged Very Early Labor Force Withdrawal
Pamphlet No 6172-80, Policy Issues for the Elderly Poor. Washington, DC: Community Services Administration, 1980: pp. 23-30
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: Community Services Administration
Keyword(s): Benefits, Disability; Early Retirement; Family Resources; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Pensions; Retirees; Retirement; Social Security

The author summarizes findings based on interviews conducted between l966 and l976 concerning the health and incomes of men who leave work before age 62 and cites the most significant as: (1) unhealthy very early retirees (VERs) who do not receive disability benefits die at a greater rate than Disabled VERs who do receive disability insurance benefits; (2) by most measures the health of Disabled and Unhealthy VERs is more similar than dissimilar; and (3) a very large proportion of Disabled and Unhealthy VERs are dead by l975. These findings suggest that the reported health limitations of Disabled and Unhealthy VERs are real and that a clear inequity exists between the treatment of these two groups. The major implication of the health findings is that the Social Security disability may be excluding a large portion of Unhealthy VERs who have a legitimate claim to benefits. The same may be true of the SSI disability program.
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Kingson, Eric R. Disadvantaged Very Early Labor Force Withdrawal. Pamphlet No 6172-80, Policy Issues for the Elderly Poor. Washington, DC: Community Services Administration, 1980: pp. 23-30.