What are some of the additional benefits of disability insurance beyond the immediate payouts to people who can’t work? And how big should the program be? In this video, Economist David Wiczer explains that disability insurance benefits everyone by providing incentives to do jobs that few people want to do, due to the risk involved. He also discusses his research on what the optimal size of the U.S.’s disability insurance program would be.
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