ERIC Number: ED175956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Impacts of Disability and Some Policy Implications. Discussion Papers No. 539-79.
Wolfe, Barbara L.
Using data from the 1977 Current Population Survey, this paper examines the impacts of disability on wages, labor force participation, education, and marital status. Taken into consideration are the definitions applied to the disabled, characteristics shared by the disabled, and the participation of this group in public and private transfer payment programs. Also considered are race, age, and sex variables and the implications of regional differences. Findings indicate that the disabled are likely to have less education, lower wages, work fewer hours, less likely to have employment, less likely to be married, and more likely to be below the poverty line, even when receiving payments in transfer programs, than the nondisabled. Findings also indicate that those who are nonwhite and/or female are even further diadvantaged. It is concluded that better transfer payment programs and/or education and training programs may be needed to alleviate the conditions of the disabled and reduce the poverty population. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.