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.