Disability and Disadvantage: Selection, Onset and Duration Effects

33 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2008

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Stephen P. Jenkins

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Social Policy and Administration; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

John Rigg

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: November 2003

Abstract

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).

JEL Classification: J15, J18, J21

Suggested Citation

Jenkins, Stephen P. and Rigg, John, Disability and Disadvantage: Selection, Onset and Duration Effects (November 2003). LSE STICERD Research Paper No. CASE074, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1158965

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John Rigg

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