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Richard Burkhauser

Richard Burkhauser

BOOKS (recent)

Burkhauser, Richard V. and Mary C. Daly. The Declining Work and Welfare of People with Disabilities: What Went Wrong and a Strategy for Change. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press (2011) [book]

Houtenville, Andrew J., David C. Stapleton, Robert R. Weathers II, 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). [book]

ARTICLES

Forthcoming -

Bayaz-Ozturk, Gulgun, Richard V. Burkhauser, and Kenneth A. Couch. "Consolidating Evidence on Income Mobility in the Western States of Germany and the U.S. from 1984-2006." Economic Inquiry. (online June 2013)

Burkhauser, Richard V., Mary C. Daly, and Brian T. Lucking. "Is Australia One Recession Away from Disability Blowout? Lessons from Other OECD Countries." Australian Economic Review.

Burkhauser, Richard V., Jeff Larrimore, and Kosali Simon. "Measuring the Impact of Valuing Health Insurance on Levels and Trends in Inequality and How the Affordable Care Act of 2010 Could Affect Them." Contemporary Economic Policy (online September 2012).

Burkhauser, Richard V., Andrew J. Houtenville, and Jennifer Tennant. "Capturing the Elusive Working-Age Population with Disabilities: Reconciling Conflicting Social Success Estimates from the Current Population Survey and American Community Survey." Journal of Disability Policy Studies (online June 2012). 

2013-2008

Armour, Philip, Richard V. Burkhauser, and Jeffrey Larrimore. "Deconstructing Income and Income Inequality Measures: A Cross-Walk from Market Income to Comprehensive Income." American Economic Review, 103, (3) (May 2013): 173-177.

Burkhauser, Richard V., Shuaizhang Feng, Stephen Jenkins and Jeff Larrimore. "Recent Trends in Top Income Shares in the USA: Reconciling Estimates from March CPS and IRS Tax Return Data." Review of Economics and Statistics, 94 (2) (May 2012): 371-388.

Sabia, Joseph J., Richard V. Burkhauser, and Benjamin Hansen. "Are the Effects of Minimum Wage Increases Always Small? New Evidence from a Case Study of New York State." Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 65 (2) (April 2012): 350-376.

Burkhauser, Richard V., Maximilian Schmeiser, and Robert Weathers II. "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 (1) (January 2012): 161-180. [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V. and Mary C. Daly. "Social Security Disability Insurance: Time for Fundamental Change." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 31 (2) (2012): 454-461. [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V., Jeff Larrimore and Kosali Simon. "A Second Opinion on the Economic Health of the American Middle Class and Why it Matters in Gauging the Impact of Government Policy." National Tax Journal, 65 (March 2012): 7-32. [paper

Jenkins, Stephen P., Richard V. Burkhauser, Shuaizhang Feng, and Jeff Larrimore "Measuring Inequality Using Censored Data: A Multiple Imputation Approach." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (A), 174, Part 1 (2011), 63-81. [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V., Shuaizhang Feng, Stephen Jenkins, and Jeff Larrimore. "Trends in United States Income Inequality Using the Internal March Current Population Survey: The Importance of Controlling for Censoring." Journal of Economic Inequality. 9 (3) (2011): 393-415. [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V. "Evaluating the Questions that Alternative Policy Success Measures Answer." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 30 (2) (2011): 205-215. [paper]

Bayaz, Gulgun, Richard V. Burkhauser, and Kenneth A. Couch. "Trends in Intragenerational Income Mobility in the Western States of Germany and the United States (1984-2006)." Schmollers Jahrbuch: Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 131 (2) (2011): 359-368. 

Sabia, Joseph J. and Richard V. Burkhauser. "Minimum Wages and Poverty: Will a $9.50 Federal Minimum Wage Really Help the Working Poor?" Southern Economic Journal, 76 (3) (January 2010): 592-623. Winner of the 2010 Georgescu-Roegen Prize for the best academic article published in the Southern Economic Journal.  [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V., Shuaizhang Feng, and Jeff Larrimore. "Improving Imputations of Top Incomes in the Public-Use Current Population Survey by Using Both Cell-Means and Variances." Economic Letters, 108 (2010) 69-72. [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V. "An American Perspective on the 2010 Increase in the Australian Minimum Wage." Australian Bulletin of Labour, 36 (3) (September 2010): 335-340.  [paper]

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. [book]

Burkhauser, Richard V. and Andrew J. Houtenville, "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. (2010), pp. 49-86. [book]

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.  [paper]

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. [paper]

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. [paper]

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) (2009): 118-139. [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V. and Jeff Larrimore. "Using Internal CPS Data to Reevaluate Trends in Labor-Earnings Gaps." Monthly Labor Review, (August 2009): 3-18. [paper]

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 (4) (2009): 51-64. [paper]

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. [paper]

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) (Spring 2009): 204-220. [paper]

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. [book]

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. [link]

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. [book]

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. [book]

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. [paper]

Larrimore, Jeff, Richard V. Burkhauser, Shuaizhang Feng 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. [paper]

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. [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V., Takashi Oshio, and Ludmila Rovba. "How the Distribution of After-Tax Income Changed Over the 1990s Business Cycle: A Comparison of the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan." Journal of Income Distribution, 17 (1) (March, 2008): 87-109. [paper]

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. [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V. "Creating an EU Flexicurity System: An American Perspective." CESifo Dice Report, Journal of Institutional Comparisons, 6 (4) (2008): 36-40. [paper]

GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

Burkhauser, Richard V. "The Importance of the Meaning and Measurement of "Affordable" in the Affordable Care Act," Hearings before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives, Washington, DC, October 27, 2011. [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V. "Supplemental Security Income—Disabled Children: Time for Fundamental Change," Hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, Washington, DC, October 27, 2011. [paper]

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. [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V. and Joseph J. Sabia. "Do Minimum Wage Increases Reduce Poverty? An American Perspective." Australian Fair Pay Commission. [paper]

Burkhauser, Richard V. and Jeff Larrimore. "How Changes in Employment, Earnings, and Public Transfers Make the First Two Years of the Great Recession (2007-2009) Different from Previous Recessions and Why It Matters for Longer Term Trends." Census Brief prepared for Project US2010. [paper]

WORKING PAPERS

Armour, Philip, Richard V. Burkhauser, and Jeff Larrimore. "Levels And Trends in United States Income and Its Distribution:  A Crosswalk from Market Income Towards a Comprehensive Haig-Simons Income Measure." June 2013. NBER Working Paper w19110.

Burkhauser, Richard V., Markus Hahn, and Roger Wilkins. "Measuring Top Incomes Using Tax Record Data: A Cautionary Tale from Australia." June 2013. NBER Working Paper w19121

Burkhauser, Richard V., T. Lynn Fisher, Andrew J. Houtenville, and Jennifer Tennant. "Using the 2009 CPS-ASEC-SSA Matched Dataset to Show Who Is and Is Not Captured in the Official Six-Question Sequence on Disability." May 2012.

Burkhauser, Richard V. and Jeff Larrimore. "How Changes in Employment, Earnings, and Public Transfers Make the First Two Years of the Great Recession (2007-2009) Different from Previous Recessions and Why It Matters for Longer Term Trends." US2010 Project—Russell Sage Foundation Working Paper, February 2012.

Armour, Philip, Richard V. Burkhauser, Mary C. Daly and Joyce Kwok. "Understanding the Incentives to Work for Children with Disabilities as they Age-out of the SSI-Disabled Children Program." Cornell Working Paper September, 2011.

Burkhauser, Richard V., Kosali I. Simon and Sean Lyons. "The Importance of the Meaning and Measurement of "Affordable" in the Affordable Care Act." August 2011. NBER Working Papers w17279. [paper]

 

He Said It....

In an article A Card-Carrying Capitalist Tackles Poverty he is quoted as saying "This is a great country. I think we’ve got it right in valuing individual liberty, and I think private markets do a pretty good job of allocating resources. Yet I also believe that no American who works hard and plays by the rules should be poor and that it is our responsibility through government policy to reduce such poverty." Read more in Human Ecology Magazine, page 8, dated Fall 2009.