Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Effects of Federal Adoption Incentive Awards for Older Children on Adoptions from U.S. Foster Care | JPAM Featured Article

When children in foster care cannot be reunified with their parents, adoption is considered a better option for permanent placement over long-term foster care. The federal Adoption Incentives program was established in 1997 to provide annual performance bonuses to states for increases in adoptions from U.S. foster care. This paper uses changes to the Adoption Incentives program in 2003 and 2008 to analyze states’ responses to the federal performance bonuses.

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How Job Displacement Affects Social Security Claiming and Work at Older Ages in the Short and Long Term

August 11, 2014 10:00 AM

An often-voiced concern in recessions is that unemployed older workers claim Social Security earlier than they would have in the absence of job loss, leading to lower Social Security benefits and hastening permanent withdrawal from the labor force. A separate question receiving less attention is whether workers rely on employment at older ages to make up losses in earnings from displacement. In How Job Displacement Affects Social Security Claiming and Work at Older Ages in the Short and Long Term, authors Till von Wachter, Jae Song, and Joyce Manchester present new estimates of how job displacement affects the age of claiming Social Security benefits for workers displaced close to retirement age and workers displaced in prime working age.

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