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The dynamics of disability and work in Britain

Jones, Melanie ORCID:, Davies, Rhys ORCID: and Drinkwater, Stephen 2018. The dynamics of disability and work in Britain. The Manchester School 86 (3) , pp. 279-307. 10.1111/manc.12177

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This paper examines the dynamic relationship between work-limiting disability and labour market outcomes using longitudinal data created by matching individuals in the Local Labour Force Survey (2004–10). By applying event-study methods, changes in employment are traced through the onset of, and exit from, disability. These relationships are examined between subgroups of the population, including those defined by the nature and severity of disability. For most groups we find evidence of asymmetry in the impact of onset and exit: employment is significantly reduced at onset and continues to decline post-onset whereas, after controlling for unobserved heterogeneity, exiting disability has a limited effect.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1463-6786
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 October 2016
Date of Acceptance: 21 October 2016
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 16:39

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