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Richard V. Burkhauser is Co-Principal Investigator on the Department of Education RRT Center for Economic Research on Employment Policy for Persons with Disabilities as well as the RRT Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics.
With research funding from the Social Security Administration and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Richard V. Burkhauser is currently focusing on issues related to better measuring the employment and economic well-being of the working-age population with disabilities both in the United States and in European Union countries, as well as estimating the impact of greater access to health insurance to their employment. He is also working on other health and disability issues, including evaluating the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 on employer-provided health care benefits, and on economic inequality.
principal investigator on
- BRADLEY FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP awarded by BRADLEY FDN LYNDE AND HARRY 2012 - 2013
- MEDICAL/SCHIP EXPANSION PROJECT AND THE EFFECT OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROJECT awarded by DEPT OF EDUCATION US 2010 - 2015
- NIDRR'S REHABILITATION RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTER ON INDIVIDUAL-LEVEL CHARACTERISTICS RELATED TO EMPLOYMENT AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES awarded by DEPT OF EDUCATION US 2010 - 2012
- REHABILITATION RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTER ON DISABILITY STATISTICS AND DEMOGRAPHICS awarded by DEPT OF EDUCATION US 2008 - 2013
- SOEP/CNEF - VERBESSERUNGEN (THE SOEP/CNEF - DATA ENHANCEMENT) PROJECT awarded by DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (DIW) 2011
- USING THE 2008 CPS-ASEC-SSA MATCHED DATA SET TO SHOW WHO IS AND IS NOT CAPTURED IN THE OFFICIAL BLS SIX-QUESTION-SEQUENCE ON DISABILITY awarded by SOCIAL SECURITY ADMIN 2011 - 2012
- labor economist, social security, income inequality, disability policy, retirement policy, minimum wage
- A "Second Opinion" on the Economic Health of the American Middle Class . National Tax Journal. 65:7-32. 2012
- Social Security Disability Insurance: Time for Fundamental Change. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 31:454-461. 2012
- The Importance of Anti-Discrimination and Workers’ Compensation Laws on the Provision of Workplace Accommodations Following the Onset of a Disability. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 65:161-180. 2012
- Estimating Trends in US Income Inequality Using the Current Population Survey: the Importance of Controlling for Censoring. Journal of Economic Inequality. 9:393-415. 2011
- Measuring Inequality Using Censored Data: a Multiple-Imputation Approach to Estimation and Inference. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. 174:63-81. 2011
- Presidential Address: Evaluating the Questions that Alternative Policy Success Measures Answer. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 30:205-215. 2011
- Trends in Intragenerational Income Mobility in the Western States of Germany and the United States (1984-2006). Journal of Applied Social Science Studies. 131:359-368. 2011
- Improving Imputations of Top Incomes in the Public-use Current Population Survey by Using Both Cell-Means and Variances. Economic Letters. 108:69-72. 2010
- An American Perspective on the 2010 Increase in the Australian Minimum Wage. Australian Bulletin of Labour. 36:335-340. 2010
- Minimum Wages and Poverty: Will a $9.50 Federal Minimum Wage Really Help the Working Poor?. Southern Economic Journal. 76:592-623. 2010
- Beyond BMI: The value of more accurate measures of fatness and obesity in social science research. Journal of Health Economics. 27:519-529. 2008
- The Declining Work and Welfare of People with Disabilities: What Went Wrong and a Strategy for Change. Washington, D.C: American Enterprise Institute Press. 2011
- Employment Among Working-Age People with Disabilities: What the Latest Data Can Tell Us. Work and Disability: Contexts, Issues, and Strategies for Enhancing Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities. 49-86. 2010
- Are United States Inequality and Mobility Trends in the European Union's Future?. United in Diversity? Comparing Social Models in Europe and America. 280-307. 2009
selected publications listing
- Burkhauser, Richard V. and Andrew J. Houtenville. Forthcoming. "Employment Among Working-Age People with Disabilities: What Current Data Can Tell Us." In Edna Mora Szymanski and Randall M. Parker (eds.), Work and Disability: Issues and Strategies for Career Development and Job Placement (3rd ed.) Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, Inc.
- Sabia, Joseph J. and Richard V. Burkhauser. Forthcoming. "Minimum Wages and Poverty: Will a $9.50 Federal Minimum Wage Really Help the Working Poor?" Southern Economic Journal.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. and Kenneth A. Couch. "Are the Inequality and Mobility Trends of the United States in the European Union's Future?" United in Diversity, Jens Alber and Neil Gilbert (eds.) Oxford University Press. (2010) pp. 280-307.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. "Deconstructing European Poverty Measures: What Relative and Absolute Scales Measure." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 28 (4) (Fall, 2009): 715-724.
- Burkhauser, Richard V., Shuaizhang Feng, and Stephen Jenkins. "Using a P90/P10 Ratio to Measure Inequality Trends with the Public Use Current Population Survey: A View from Inside the Census Bureau Vaults." The Review of Income and Wealth, 55 (1) (March 2009): 166-185.
- Burkhauser, Richard V., John Cawley, and Maximilian D. Schmeiser. "The Timing of the Rise in U.S. Obesity Varies With Measure of Fatness." Economics and Human Biology, 7 (2009): 307-318.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. and John Cawley. "Adding Biomeasures Relating to Fatness and Obesity to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics." Biodemography and Social Biology, 55: 2, 118 - 139.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. and Jeff Larrimore. "Using Internal CPS Data to Reevaluate Trends in Labor-Earnings Gaps." Monthly Labor Review, (August 2009): 3-18.
- Burkhauser, Richard V., Alan Gustman, John Laitner, Olivia Mitchell, and Amanda Sonnega. "Social Security Research at the Michigan Retirement Research Center." Social Security Bulletin 69, No. 4 (2009): 51-64.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. and Jeff Larrimore. "Trends in the Relative Household Income of Working-Age Men With Work Limitations: Correcting the Record Using Internal Current Population Survey Data." Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 20 (3) (December 2009): 162-169.
- Stapleton, David C., Richard V. Burkhauser, Peiyun She, Robert R. Weathers II, and Gina A. Livermore. "Income Security for Workers: A Stressed Support System in Need of Innovation." Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 19, (4) (March 2009): 204-220.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. and Kenneth A. Couch. "Intragenerational Inequality and Intertemporal Mobility." Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, and Timothy Smeeding (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Income Inequality, Oxford University Press, (2009) pp. 522-548.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. and Ludmila Rovba. "Institutional Responses to Structural Lag: The Changing Patterns of Work at Older Ages." Sara J. Czaja and Joseph Sharit (eds.) Aging and Work. John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD. (2009) pp. 9-34.
- Burkhauser, Richard V., Ludmila Rovba, and Robert Weathers II. "Household Income." In Andrew J. Houtenville, David C. Stapleton, Robert R. Weathers II, and Richard V. Burkhauser (eds.) Counting Working-age People with Disabilities: What Current Data Tell Us and Options for Improvement. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. UpJohn Institute for Employment Research, (2009) pp. 143-190.
- Burkhauser, Richard V., Ludmila Rovba, and Andrew J. Houtenville. "Poverty." In Andrew J. Houtenville, David C. Stapleton, Robert R. Weathers II, and Richard V. Burkhauser (eds.) Counting Working-age People with Disabilities: What Current Data Tell Us and Options for Improvement. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. UpJohn Institute for Employment Research, (2009), pp. 191-224.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. and John Cawley. "Beyond BMI: The Value of More Accurate Measures of Fatness and Obesity in Social Science Research." Journal of Health Economics, 27 (2) (March 2008): 519-529.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. Shuaizhang Feng, Jeff Larrimore and Laura Zayatz. "Consistent Cell Means for Topcoded Incomes in the Public Use March CPS (1976-2007)." Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 33 (2-3) (2008): 89-128.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. and Kosali I. Simon. "Who Gets What from Employer Pay or Play Mandates?" Risk Management and Insurance Review, 11 (1) (2008): 75-102.
- Burkhauser, Richard V., Takashi Oshio, and Ludmila Rovba. "How the Distribution of After-Tax Income Changed Over the 1990's Business Cycle: A Comparison of the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan." Journal of Income Distribution, 17 (1) (March, 2008): 87-109.
- Feng, Shuaizhang and Richard V. Burkhauser. "Generalized Percentile Ratios as Robust Measures of Labor Earnings Inequality." International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, 1 (2) (2008): 117-125.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. "Creating an EU Flexicurity System: An American Perspective." CESifo Dice Report, Journal of Institutional Comparisons, 6 (4) (2008): 36-40.
- Houtenville, Andrew J., David C. Stapleton, Robert R. Weathers II, Richard V. Burkhauser. Counting Working-age People with Disabilities: What Current Data Tell Us and Options for Improvement. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. UpJohn Institute for Employment Research, (2009)
- Burkhauser, Richard V. and Jeff Larrimore. "Better Estimates of Income and its Distribution in the Public-Use March Current Population Survey." 2008 Research Report: Center for Economic Studies and Research Data Centers, US Census Bureau, USGPO, Washington, DC.
- Burkhauser, Richard V. and Joseph J. Sabia. “Do Minimum Wage Increases Reduce Poverty? An American Perspective” Australian Fair Pay Commission. (2008)
- ECON-1110: Introductory Microeconomics - Fall 2012
- PAM-4000: Directed Readings - Fall 2012
- PAM-4010: Empirical Research - Fall 2012
- PAM-4020: Supervised Fieldwork - Fall 2012
- PAM-4030: Teaching Apprenticeship - Fall 2012
- PAM-4990: Honors Program - Fall 2012
- PAM-6000: Special Problems for Graduate Students - Fall 2012
- PAM-8990: Master's Thesis and Research - Fall 2012
- PAM-9990: Doctoral Thesis and Research - Fall 2012
- ECON-1110: Introductory Microeconomics - Fall 2011
- ECON-4460: Economics of Social Security - Fall 2011
- PAM-4000: Directed Readings - Fall 2011
- PAM-4010: Empirical Research - Fall 2011
- PAM-4020: Supervised Fieldwork - Fall 2011
- PAM-4030: Teaching Apprenticeship - Fall 2011
- PAM-4460: Economics of Social Security - Fall 2011
- PAM-4990: Honors Program - Fall 2011
- PAM-6000: Special Problems for Grads - Fall 2011
- PAM-8990: Masters Thesis - Fall 2011
- PAM-9990: Doctoral Thesis - Fall 2011
current professional activities
- Richard V. Burkhauser joined PAM in 1998. His professional career has focused on how public policies affect the economic behavior and well-being of vulnerable populations, e.g., people with disabilities, older persons, low income households. He has published widely on these topics in journals of demography, economics, gerontology, as well as public policy.
- As a member of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research funded Center on Employment Policy and Measurement, Richard V. Burkhauser is carrying out an extensive program of technical assistance and presentations to government agencies, policymakers and consumers on the employment and economic well-being of people with disabilities.