Project Lead: Debra Brucker (UNH)
Purpose: To identify specific disparities that exist between persons with and without disabilities and among persons with different disability types in three areas: (1) employment and economic self-sufficiency, (2) community living and participation, and (3) health and function.
Hypothesis: Various disparities between those with and without disabilities are larger now than when they were last measured, before the most recent recession.
Data/sample: People with and without disabilities in four public-use surveys American Housing Survey (AHS), CPS, National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), and SIPP.
Analysis/outcomes: Descriptive and multivariate statistics; findings will provide new evidence about disparities in employment and economic self-sufficiency, community living and participation, and health and function between people with and without disabilities.
Brucker DL & Rollins NG (2016). Trips to medical care among persons with disabilities: Evidence from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey, Disability and Health Journal, doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.001
Mitra, S. & Brucker, D.L. (2016). Income poverty and multiple deprivations in a high-income country: The case of the United States. Social Science Quarterly. In press. DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12291
Brucker, D.L. & Scally , C. (2015). Linking public housing, employment and disability benefits for working-age persons with disabilities. Housing & Society, 42(2): 126-147. DOI: 10.1080/08882746.2015.1076130.
Brucker, D.L. (2015). Perceptions, behaviors and satisfaction related to public safety for persons with disabilities in the United States. Criminal Justice Review, 40(4): 431-448. DOI:10.1177/0734-16815584997.
Brucker, D.L., Mitra, S., Chaitoo, N., & Mauro, J. (2015). More likely to be poor whatever the measure: Working-age persons with disabilities in the United States. Social Science Quarterly, 96(1): 273-296. DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12098.
Brucker, D.L., Houtenville, A.J. & Lauer, E.A. (2015). Using sensory, functional and activity limitation data to estimate employment outcomes for working-age persons with disabilities in the U.S. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. DOI: 10.1177/1044207315578949.