Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65931
Authors: 
Berthoud, Richard
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2011-03
Abstract: 
The number of people claiming incapacity benefits increased rapidly to the mid 1990s, and has hardly reduced since then. This paper uses survey data to plot trends over time in the prevalence of disability, and in the employment rates of disabled people, in a way which is independent of, but comparable with, benefit statistics. The research is mainly based on General Household Survey data across the period 1974 to 2005. Much of the analysis is based on a loose definition of disability, but this is effectively complemented by more detailed data on health conditions available in some GHS years.
Subjects: 
disability
disadvantage
labour market
JEL: 
I38
J14
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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