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Disability and disadvantage: selection, onset and duration effects

Jenkins, Stephen P. and Rigg, John A. (2003) Disability and disadvantage: selection, onset and duration effects. CASEpaper, CASE/74. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper 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).

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2003 Stephen P. Jenkins and John A. Rigg
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2008 10:26
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 08:33

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