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Disability and Disadvantage: Selection, Onset, and Duration Effects

JENKINS, STEPHENP and RIGG, JOHNA (2004) 'Disability and Disadvantage: Selection, Onset, and Duration Effects.' Journal of Social Policy, 33 (3). 479 - 501. ISSN 0047-2794

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Abstract

<jats:p>This article analyses the economic disadvantage experienced by disabled persons of working age using data from the British Household Panel Survey. We argue that there are three sources of disadvantage among disabled persons: pre-existing disadvantage among those who become disabled (a ‘selection’ effect), the effect of disability onset itself, and the effects associated with remaining disabled post-onset. We show that employment rates fall with disability onset, and continue to fall the longer a disability spell lasts, whereas average income falls sharply with onset but then recovers subsequently (though not to pre-onset levels).</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2013 10:31
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2019 02:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7886

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