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September 1998, Vol. 121, No. 9
Douglas L. Kruse
Associate professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
Research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Due to lower rates of employment and other labor market difficulties, working-age persons with disabilities tend to have lower income and are more likely to live in poverty than persons without disabilities. Those with severe disabilities are more likely to be female, African-American, older, and less educated than those without disabilities. This article analyzes demographic, income, and health care characteristics of working-age persons (aged 15 to 64) with and without disabilities.
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