Drawing upon the work of multiple Academy Task Forces, this resource makes key findings and policy options accessible to advocates for economic security, state and federal policymakers, and journalists covering relevant issues.
The toolkit contains fact sheets, infographics, and commentariesthat reflect a broad range of expertise andprovide data points and messaging on how enhancements to social insurance programs can strengthen Pathways to Economic Security for all, with a focus on alleviating longstanding inequities.
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This fact sheet looks at how the United States social insurance system performed during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and ways it might be strengthened. Includes four infographics about unemployment insurance, Medicare, and workers’ compensation.
This essay by Nicole LeBlanc, a disability policy advocate and self-advocate, discusses the ways that COVID-era stimulus checks and the closure of Social Security offices nationwide affected people with disabilities.
The Academy gratefully acknowledges the Chairs of its four major Study Panels — Economic Security (Renée M. Landers, Jason Fichtner), COVID-19 (Henry Aaron, Katherine Baicker), Unemployment Insurance (Till von Wachter, Ben Gitis), and Older Workers Retirement Security (Julia Simon-Mishel, Barbara Bovbjerg).