Illness Behaviour and Disability

  • Monroe Berkowitz


The recent crisis in the administration of the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program in the United States highlights the failure of social scientists in general and economists in particular to influence the development of public policy in this crucial area. Perhaps the DI experience is only one of many illustrations of how difficult it is to have complex human conditions responded to by welfare decisions which are attuned to individual circumstances yet are explicit, predictable, challengeable and politically palatable (Bolderson, 1985).


Current Population Survey Work Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Disable Person Direct Service 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Monroe Berkowitz
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  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityUSA

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