Five JSIT Scholars from 2022 Cohort Win CFS RDRC Research Awards

The scholars’ projects investigate important topics related to labor force and employment across the life course, equity and access, and financial stability.

The Center for Financial Security’s Retirement and Disability Research Center (CFS RDRC) is proud to announce the five winners of our 2022 Junior Scholars in Training (JSIT) Research Awards:

Callie Freitag, University of Washington, Disability Determination, Employment Histories, and Age at First SSI Receipt

Mina Addo, University of Wisconsin-Madison National Poverty Fellow, The Retirement Implications of Non-Standard Work

Cody Vaughn, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Employment Among Adolescent Children of SSDI Recipients

Vikas Gawai, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Does Broadband Technology affect the Applications Rates of the Social Security Benefits?: Evidence during the Closure of Social Security field offices

Binderiya Byambasuren, American University, Long-Term Care and Family Caregiving Across Racial and Ethnic Groups

The five projects will investigate important topics covering the life course, labor force, equity and access, and financial stability. The goals of the JSIT program are to develop scholars’ research capabilities; hone innovative project ideas of relevance to SSA; and diversify the researcher base investigating the social safety net and financial security, especially for vulnerable populations. These research awards in particular will hopefully translate into major research projects in Year 4 or Year 5 of the center’s cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration. Learn more about the JSIT program.