The Effect of Disability on Unemployment Claim Duration in Kentucky and the Surrounding States
Year of Publication
Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
Master of Public Administration
Dr. JS Butler
The duration of unemployment insurance claims in Kentucky are over 30% longer on average than unemployment claims in the surrounding states. This study uses a time-series regression to compare data from Kentucky and the surrounding states to find correlations between unemployment insurance claim duration and the percentage of a state’s population that reports having at least one disability. No significant correlation was found between a state’s population with a disability and unemployment claim duration but there was a significant negative correlation between unemployment claim duration and the total amount of Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income payments people in a state receive.
Tatum, James, "The Effect of Disability on Unemployment Claim Duration in Kentucky and the Surrounding States" (2020). MPA/MPP/MPFM Capstone Projects. 398.