Workers' Compensation & Disability

The threat of disability is one of the major reasons for our social insurance programs.

The Upjohn Institute maintains an active interest in workers’ compensation programs for those disabled by a work-related cause. Researchers also study federal disability compensation programs (SSDI and SSI) for those otherwise disabled. Both types of programs give rise to questions about benefit adequacy, funding requirements and equity issues.


Hot days hurt workers more as climate warms

April 17, 2019 · Research Highlight
Marcus Dillender finds that avoiding exposure to extreme temperatures is easier for outdoor workers when such temperatures are rare

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Hot days hurt workers more as climate warms

April 17, 2019 · Research Highlight
Marcus Dillender finds that avoiding exposure to extreme temperatures is easier for outdoor workers when such temperatures are rare

Could the ACA reduce workers’ compensation expenses?

August 25, 2015 · Research Highlight