Thursday, November 8, 2012
Washington (Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
This paper aims to investigate the association between disability and economic deprivation in the US. This project has two specific aims: (1) identify whether disability is a correlate of economic deprivation in several dimensions of economic well being (e.g. employment, education, housing, asset ownership, wealth); (2) Identify whether disability is a correlate of poverty when poverty is measured (i) traditionally based on income only; (ii) using the recently released alternate poverty measure of the Census Bureau and (iii) using a multidimensional poverty measure. We use the Current Population Survey (CPS) for an initial exploration of poverty dimensions. The CPS includes disabilty measures as well as information about several dimensions of economic well being (e.g. net wealth, housing, etc.). We will also explore using the Survey of Income and Program ParticipationDisability (SIPP) and/or the American Community Survey as additional data sources. Both provide data on disability and on several dimensions of economic well being (e.g. net weatlh, housing).