ERIC Number: ED408734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Income and Program Participation of People with Work Disabilities. Disability Statistics Report 9.
LaPlante, Mitchell P.; And Others
This report uses data from the 1990 Survey of Income and Program Participation (n=143.5 million) to examine the relationship between work disability, Social Security program participation, and economic well-being. The report estimates the proportion of people with disabilities who receive benefits, how this proportion depends on their disability status, and how they fare economically. Results indicate that men ages 60-64 who are unable to work enjoy greater economic well-being than their female counterparts or their younger counterparts. Over 94 percent of men aged 60-64 who are unable to work draw on non-means-tested sources, enabling the majority to avoid the poverty that is more commonplace for women in this age group. Younger people of working age (ages 18-59) fare much worse, 27 percent of men and 40 percent of women unable to work are poor. It is estimated that for 1990, 4.3 million working-age people are unable to work and are not receiving Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. Of these, 3.2 million people are aged 18-59. Texts and charts provide information on the employment status of the work-restricted population, sociodemographic characteristics of the unable-to-work population, income and poverty, age factors, and Social Security disability recipients. (CR)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Inst. for Health and Aging.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security Disability Insurance