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Disability, work and income: a British perspective

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  • Bardasi, Elena
  • Jenkins, Stephen P.
  • Rigg, John A.

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This paper analyses the economic impact of becoming disabled for British working-age men. The data is from the five eight waves (1991/8) of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). Cross-sectional evidence shows that the income of disabled working-age men is substantially lower than non-disabled working-age men. However, analysis of longitudinal data indicates that the majority of this disadvantage is accounted for by the low economic status of the men who became disabled. These findings for British men are consistent with similar evidence for US and German men. A major cross-national difference is that becoming disabled is associated with a much greater outflow from employment for working-age men in Britain compared to the USA or Germany.

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Paper provided by Institute for Social and Economic Research in its series ISER Working Paper Series with number 2000-36.

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Date of creation: 01 Nov 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ese:iserwp:2000-36

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  1. Brenda Gannon & Brian Nolan, 2004. "Disability and Labour Force Participation in Ireland," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 35(2), pages 135–155.
  2. Tania Burchardt, 2003. "Being and becoming: Social exclusion and the onset of disability," CASE Reports casereport21, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.
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