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Child applications and awards for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) fell sharply at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Cumulative applications from April to September 2020 were about 30 percent lower than applications over the same period in 2019.  Yet the decline varied substantially across local areas.  In this paper, we explore the factors correlated wit…

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Abstract In this paper we use data from an evaluation of the Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) to evaluate the efficacy of using comparative regression discontinuity (CRD) and regression discontinuity (RD) relative to a randomized controlled trial (RCT).  BOND is a large demonstration intended to promote return to work among people with disabilities who receiv…

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