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Table 1 Summary statistics for disability application and state demographic variables before 2000

From: The political economy of the disability insurance: theory and evidence of gubernatorial learning

  N Mean Standard Dev Min Max
Panel A: disability application variables
DI applications 950 11,581 12,088 540 68,524
DI allowance rate 950 0.432 0.074 0.240 0.650
SSI applications 950 15,759 20,501 214 136,419
DI and SSI combined allowance rates 950 0.293 0.068 0.130 0.550
DI total applications (DI + concurrent applications) 950 20,907 21,353 870 139,725
DI total allowance rates (DI + concurrent rates) 950 0.371 0.070 0.200 0.620
Panel B: state demographic and economic variables
Unemployment rate 950 0.060 0.022 0.020 0.180
Unemployment rate from 1984–2000 800 0.056 0.018 0.020 0.130
Labor force participation rate 950 0.669 0.040 0.510 0.760
DI replacement rate 950 0.365 0.046 0.250 0.549
UI replacement rate 950 0.370 0.053 0.200 0.530
Real family assistance per capital ($1982) 864 0.040 0.025 0.005 0.132
Mean personal income (×1000) 950 19.496 5.744 8.990 37.547
Fraction of population below poverty line 950 0.138 0.042 0.030 0.280
Fraction of population below 100–125% of poverty 950 0.048 0.014 0.010 0.090
Fraction of population between 125 -150% of poverty 950 0.050 0.014 0.010 0.100
Percentage with health insurance coverage 950 0.754 0.057 0.560 0.880
Fraction of population that is working age 950 0.613 0.023 0.530 0.680
Fraction of population aged 5–17 912 0.191 0.017 0.070 0.269
Fraction of population married 950 0.493 0.023 0.420 0.560
Fraction of population that is white 950 0.807 0.141 0.220 1.000