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Disability and disadvantage: selection, onset and duration effects

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  • Stephen P. Jenkins
  • John A. Rigg

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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).

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Paper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library in its series LSE Research Online Documents on Economics with number 6323.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:6323

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Keywords: disability; selection; disadvantage; work; employment;

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  1. Tania Burchardt, 2000. "The Dynamics of Being Disabled," CASE Papers case36, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.
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  3. John Bound, 1991. "Self-Reported Versus Objective Measures of Health in Retirement Models," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 26(1), pages 106-138.
  4. Stephen Jenkins & John Ermisch & Robert Wright, 1990. "'Adverse selection' features of poverty amongst lone mothers," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 11(2), pages 76-89, May.
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Cited by:
  1. Lucinda Platt, 2006. "Assessing the impact of illness, caring and ethnicity on social activity," CASE Papers case108, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.
  2. Jenkins, Stephen P., 2009. "Spaghetti unravelled: a model-based description of differences in income-age trajectories," ISER Working Paper Series 2009-30, Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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