April 1, 2021 What the Research Can Tell us about Retiring It’s difficult to envision what life will look like on the other side of the consequential decision to retire. But research can help demystify what lies ahead – about the decision itself, the financial challenges, and even the taxes. Readers understand this, as evidenced by the most popular blog ...

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March 9, 2021 Will More Aid to Parents Be Permanent? To lift families out of poverty during the pandemic, Congress is on the verge of passing a substantial increase this year in the standard child tax credit as part of President Biden’s broader relief package. But despite the sharp divide over the $1.9 trillion package, some senators – both Democrats ...

March 4, 2021 Federal Minimum Wage is 40% Below 1968 Largely missing from the debate about raising the federal minimum wage is how much its value has eroded over the past 50 years. The current federal minimum is $7.25 an hour. If the 1968 wage were converted to today’s dollars, it would be worth about $12 an hour. At $7.25 ...

March 2, 2021 Who Applies for Disability – and Who Gets it Blue-collar workers who end up applying for federal disability benefits find themselves in that position for a variety of interrelated reasons. A dangerous or physically demanding job can either cause an injury or exacerbate a medical condition that could lead to a disability. And people with limited resources ...

February 25, 2021 Diverse Population Uses Nursing Homes Less Since the 1980s, the share of the U.S. population over 65 has grown steadily. At the same time, the share of low-income older people living in nursing homes has declined sharply. New research by the University of Wisconsin’s Mary Hamman finds that this trend is, to some extent, being driven by ...

November 12, 2020 Opioids and Workers with Disabilities Everyone knows about the dangers of opioid addiction. But prescription opioids can be useful to people with physical disabilities if they ease their pain so they can hold down a job. A new study finds that this might be occurring in certain parts of the country where more opioid prescriptions are written. ...

February 18, 2021 Big Picture Helps with Retirement Finances The prospect of retiring opens a Pandora’s box of questions. But one big question dominates all the others: How will I manage my finances when I retire? This is a vexing problem, and baby boomers could use some help thinking it through. To ease the process, a team at UCLA and ...

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For medicine and healthcare nationally, it is not good that, as physicians, we are tending to abdicate our leadership opportunities. If we refuse to do it, less qualified people are going to take on that role, with consequences which we don’t necessarily want. In this episode, we discuss physician leadership with Dr. Brent Lacey. We talk about how to overcome ...

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