The costs of disability and the incidence of poverty

Publication Date 
August 2006
31 p

This resource reviews evidence connecting disability to the risk of poverty using data from the 1998-99 Household Expenditure Survey (HES), demonstrating that in Australian households with a disabled person, poverty rates are higher and hardship is more prevalent than in households without. It then uses the HES data to estimate the costs of disability which rely upon information on household living standards

Document No:SPRC Discussion Paper No 147 

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