Income Security Policy Paper Series

The focus of these studies is on human resource issues, particularly those related to income security vulnerability, poverty, income inequality, and the role played by the public sector in addressing these issues. This research includes the risks of substantial drops in economic well-being caused by labor market events-unemployment, retirement, disability, etc.-and by changes in household composition-divorce, death of a spouse, birth of a child, etc. 

The following working papers were produced as part of this project. Each highlighted paper number links to the corresponding abstract. 

Any paper listed below may be requested from the Publications Officer, Center for Policy Research, 426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244-1020.  For more information, please contact Publications Officer at

  • No. 22. "Social Security Reform and Older Women: Improving the System," Timothy M. Smeeding, Carroll L. Estes, and Lou Glasse.  
  • No. 21. "Employee-Based versus Employer-Based Subsidies to Low-Wage Workers: A Public Finance Perspective," Stacy Dickert-Conlin and Douglas Holtz-Eakin. April 1999.  
  • No. 20. "Exploring the Effect of Welfare Reform Implementation on the Attainment of Policy Goals: An Examination of Michigan's Counties," Jodi Sandfort. April 1999.  
  • No. 19. "Horatio Alger Meets the Mobility Tables," Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Harvey Rosen, and Robert Weathers. July 1998.  
  • No. 18. "How the Fruits of Growth Were Distributed Among Working-Age Families in the United States and Germany in the 1980s," Richard V. Burkhauser, Amy D. Crews, and Mary C. Daly. August 1997.  
  • No. 17. "Expensive Children in Poor Families: Out-of-Pocket Expenditures for the Care of Disabled and Chronically Ill Children and Welfare Reform," Anna Lukemeyer, Marcia K. Meyers, and Timothy M. Smeeding. July 1997.  
  • No. 16. "The Cost of Caring: Childhood Disability and Poor Families," Marcia K. Meyers, Anna Lukemeyer, and Timothy M. Smeeding. July 1997.  
  • No. 15. "Labor Earnings and Household Income Mobility in Reunified Germany: A Comparison of the Eastern and Western States," Richard Hauser and Holger Fabig. May 1997.  
  • No. 14. "Who Minimum Wage Increases Bite: An Analysis Using Monthly Data from the SIPP and CPS," Richard V. Burkhauser, Kenneth A. Couch, and David C. Wittenburg. January 1997.  
  • No. 13. "Recounting Winners and Losers in the 1980s: A Critique of Income Distribution Measurement Methodology," Richard V. Burkhauser, Amy D. Crews, and Mary C. Daly. August 1996.  
  • No. 12. "Work, Welfare, and the Burden of Disability: Caring for Special Needs of Children in Poor Families," Marcia Meyers, Anna Lukemeyer, and Timothy M. Smeeding. April 1996.  
  • No. 11. "Slow Motion: Economic Mobility of Young Workers in the 1970s and 1980s," Greg J. Duncan, Johanne Boisjoly, and Timothy M. Smeeding. September 1995.  
  • No. 10. "Putting the Minimum Wage Debate in a Historical Context: Card and Krueger Meet George Stigler," Richard V. Burkhauser, Kenneth A. Couch, and David Wittenburg. June 1995.  
  • No. 9. "Transitions Between Child Care Arrangements for German Pre-Schoolers," Jan Ondrich and C. Katharina Spiess. April 1995.  
  • No. 8. "Public Policies for the Working Poor: The Earned Income Tax Credit Versus Minimum Wage Legislation," Richard V. Burkhauser and Andrew J. Glenn. February 1994.  
  • No. 7. "The Importance of Employer Accommodation on the Job Duration of Workers with Disabilities: A Hazard Model Approach," Richard V. Burkhauser, J.S. Butler, and Yang Woo Kim. December 1992.  
  • No. 6. "A Cautionary Tale of European Disability Policies: Lessons for the United States," Leo Aarts, Richard V. Burkhauser, and Philip de Jong. March 1992.  
  • No. 5. "Disability or Work: Handicap Policy Choices," Richard V. Burkhauser March 1992.  
  • No. 4. "How People with Disabilities Fare When Public Policies Change-Past, Present, and Future," Richard V. Burkhauser, Robert H. Haveman, and Barbara L. Wolfe. March 1992.  
  • No. 3. "Modeling Application for Disability Insurance as a Retirement Decision: A Hazard Model Approach Using Choice-Based Sampling," Richard V. Burkhauser, J.S. Butler, Yang Woo Kim, and George A. Slotsve. March 1992.  
  • No. 2. "Reality or Illusion: The Importance of Creaming on Job Placement Rates in Job Training Partnership Act Programs," Kathryn H. Anderson, Richard V. Burkhauser, and Jennie E. Raymond. March 1992.  
  • No. 1. "W(h)ither the Middle Class? A Dynamic View," Greg J. Duncan, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Willard Rodgers. March 1992.