Past Events

Work Limitation Reporting & Disability Programs

April 15, 2017

Na Yin is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College CUNY and Faculty Associate at the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research.

Na Yin

Yin presented her research, "Work Limitation Reporting and Disability Programs in Europe and the U.S.," at SCEPA's Retirement Equity Lab's (ReLab) Political Economy of Aging workshop on February 5, 2016.

Dr. Yin studies social security, aging, and disability policies in the United States and Europe. Her research investigates the effects of specific policies on individuals' behavior and well-being. She uses dynamic structural models to simulate behavioral and fiscal effects of policy reforms. Dr. Yin also studies the measurement of work limitation in a cross-country setting.

The Political Economy of Aging workshops are a forum for academics and practitioners to share and engage in cutting edge research in social policy and the political economy of aging. The series is designed to forge interdisciplinary connections and leverage grant opportunities in the field of aging.

The Political Economy of Aging Workshops are sponsored by SCEPA's Retirement Equity Lab (ReLab). SCEPA's Retirement Equity Lab, led by economist and retirement expert Teresa Ghilarducci, researches the causes and consequences of the retirement crisis that exposes millions of American workers to experiencing downward mobility in retirement. As a result, SCEPA has developed a policy proposal known as Guaranteed Retirement Accounts (GRA) to provide stable pensions to the 63 million workers who currently have none.