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Características socio-económicas de las personas con discapacidad en España: un estudio empírico/Socio-Economic Characteristics of People with Disabilities in Spain: an Empirical Study

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  • PASCUAL SÁEZ, MARTA

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    (Departamento de Economía. Universidad de Cantabria. Facultad de CCEE y EE. Avda. de los Castros s/n. Santander 39005. Tel: +34 942 201628/25. Fax: +34 942 201603)

  • CANTARERO PRIETO, DAVID

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    (Departamento de Economía. Universidad de Cantabria. Facultad de CCEE y EE. Avda. de los Castros s/n. Santander 39005. Tel: +34 942 201628/25. Fax: +34 942 201603)

Abstract

The increasing number of people with some disabilities in our country has motivated a growing interest in the study of their situation from an economic and social point of view. The objective of this paper is to analyze the socio-economic characteristics of people with disabilities paying special attention to their income and their lifestyles. In these sense, obesity and smoking are two problems of XXI century which supposes negative effects over population health in terms of illness that directly affects their welfare. In particular, we will focus on those individuals hampered in daily activities by a chronic or mental health problem, illness or disability. For this purpose, we will use the information contained in the European Community Household Panel for Spain (1994-2001). El incremento continuado en el número de personas con algún tipo de discapacidad en nuestro país ha motivado un creciente interés por el estudio de su situación tanto desde el punto de vista económico como social. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar las características socio-económicas de las personas con discapacidad prestando especial atención a sus ingresos y a sus hábitos de vida. En este sentido, la obesidad y el tabaquismo son dos problemas del siglo XXI que están teniendo implicaciones negativas sobre la salud de la población padeciendo enfermedades que pueden afectar directamente a su bienestar. Así, nos centramos en aquellos individuos que tienen alguna enfermedad crónica o alguna incapacidad o deficiencia que les impide desarrollar su actividad diaria. Para ello, utilizaremos fundamentalmente la información contenida en el Panel de Hogares de la Unión Europea para España (1994-2001).

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Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
Issue (Month): (Diciembre)
Pages: 817 - 23 páginas

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Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:25_3_12

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Keywords: Disability; Panel Data; European Community Household Panel/Discapacidad; datos de panel; Panel de Hogares de la Unión Europea.;

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