Disability, social mobility and the wellbeing of people with disabilities
Grant number: DP170101434 | Funding period: 2017 - 2021
This project aims to analyse the effect the acquisition of a disability in adulthood has on subsequent socio-economic circumstances (employment, housing, education, income, social capital, wealth) and wellbeing. Researchers from epidemiology, econometrics and statistics will use longitudinal data to model the patterns of disability and subsequent socio-economic and health circumstances over time. The methods aim to make causal statements and provide a template for research and evaluation in this field. Outcomes are expected to set priorities for action to improve socio-economic conditions, productivity and health for people with disabilities.
Related publications (19)
Using machine learning to examine associations between the built environment and physical function: A feasibility study
Jerome N Rachele, Jingcheng Wang, Jasper S Wijnands, Haifeng Zhao, Rebecca Bentley, Mark Stevenson
Linking geospatial neighbourhood design characteristics to health and behavioural data from population-representative cohorts is l..
Does disability modify the relationship between labour force status and psychological distress among young people?
Marissa Shields, Stefanie Dimov, Tania L King, Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh, Matthew J Spittal, George Disney
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between labour force status, including young people who were unemployed and having problems ..
Public transport availability and healthcare use for Australian adults aged 18-60 years, with and without disabilities
Samia Badji, Hannah Badland, Jerome N Rachele, Dennis Petrie
Introduction: Public transport (PT) availability may be more important for people with disabilities (PWD), as typically they have ..
The impact of the disability support pension on mental health: evidence from 14 years of an Australian cohort
Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh, Ashley McAllister, Zoe Aitken
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of the Australian Disability Support Pension (DSP) on the symptomology of depression and anxiety o..
Feasibility and the care-full just city: Overlaps and contrasts in the views of people with disability and local government officers on social inclusion
Jerome N Rachele, Ilan Wiesel, Ellen van Holstein, Vickie Feretopoulos, Tessa de Vries, Celia Green, Ellen Bicknell
In this paper we consider how ‘feasibility’ considerations in urban policymaking fit within wider theories of the care-full just c..
The cumulative effect of living with disability on mental health in working-age adults: an analysis using marginal structural models
Amalia Karahalios, Frank Pega, Zoe Aitken, Allison Milner, Julie A Simpson, Anne M Kavanagh
PURPOSE: Previous studies have shown that acquiring a disability is associated with a reduction in mental health, but they have no..
The effect of gender on mental health service use: an examination of mediation through material, social and health-related pathways
Allison Milner, George Disney, Sean Byars, Tania L King, Anne M Kavanagh, Zoe Aitken
PURPOSE: We aimed to understand how much of the gender difference in mental health service use could be due to the joint mediation..
Does the effect of disability acquisition on mental health differ by employment characteristics? A longitudinal fixed-effects analysis
Zoe Aitken, Julie Anne Simpson, Rebecca Bentley, Allison Milner, Anthony Daniel LaMontagne, Anne Marie Kavanagh
PURPOSE: Longitudinal studies have suggested a causal relationship between disability acquisition and mental health, but there is ..
HOW MUCH OF THE DISABILITY-RELATED INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING ARE MEDIATED BY BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION FACED BY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES? A CAUSAL MEDIATION ANALYSIS USING LONGITUDINAL DATA FROM WORKING AGE PEOPLE WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES IN GREAT BRITAIN
Z Aitken, G Disney, L Krnjacki, A Milner, E Emerson, AM Kavanagh
Precariously placed: housing affordability, quality and satisfaction of Australians with disabilities
Zoe Aitken, Emma Baker, Hannah Badland, Kate Mason, Rebecca Bentley, Andrew Beer, Anne Marie Kavanagh
Access to adequate, safe, secure, accessible and affordable housing is a fundamental human right and one stipulated in the United ..
Do employment factors reduce the effect of low education on mental health? A causal mediation analysis using a national panel study
Allison Milner, Tony Blakely, George Disney, Anne M Kavanagh, Anthony D LaMontagne, Zoe Aitken
Background: Young people with low education have worse health than those with higher education. This paper examined the extent to ..
Do material, psychosocial and behavioural factors mediate the relationship between disability acquisition and mental health? A sequential causal mediation analysis
Zoe Aitken, Julie Anne Simpson, Lyle Gurrin, Rebecca Bentley, Anne Marie Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: There is evidence of a causal relationship between disability acquisition and poor mental health; however, the mechani..
Gender, parental education, and experiences of bullying victimization by Australian adolescents with and without a disability
A Kavanagh, N Priest, E Emerson, A Milner, T King
BACKGROUND: This study sought to compare the prevalence of bullying victimization between adolescents with and without a disabilit..
Underemployment and its impacts on mental health among those with disabilities: evidence from the HILDA cohort
Allison Milner, Tania Louise King, Anthony D LaMontagne, Zoe Aitken, Dennis Petrie, Anne M Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: Underemployment (defined as when a person in paid employment works for fewer hours than their desired full working cap..
Does social support modify the effect of disability acquisition on mental health? A longitudinal study of Australian adults
Zoe Aitken, Lauren Krnjacki, Anne Marie Kavanagh, Anthony Daniel LaMontagne, Allison Milner
PURPOSE: Disability acquisition in adulthood is associated with deterioration in mental health. Social support may act as a "buffe..
Disability acquisition and mental health: effect modification by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics using data from an Australian longitudinal study
Zoe Aitken, Julie Anne Simpson, Rebecca Bentley, Anne Marie Kavanagh
OBJECTIVES: There is evidence of a causal relationship between disability acquisition and poor mental health, but the substantial ..
Does employment security modify the effect of housing affordability on mental health?
Rebecca Bentley, Emma Baker, Anthony LaMontagne, Tania King, Kate Mason, Anne Kavanagh
This paper uses longitudinal data to examine the interrelationship between two central social determinants of mental health - empl..
Housing tenure and affordability and mental health following disability acquisition in adulthood
Anne M Kavanagh, Zoe Aitken, Emma Baker, Anthony D LaMontagne, Allison Milner, Rebecca Bentley
Acquiring a disability in adulthood is associated with a reduction in mental health and access to secure and affordable housing is..
Does disability status modify the association between psychosocial job quality and mental health? A longitudinal fixed-effects analysis
A Milner, L Krnjacki, P Butterworth, A Kavanagh, Anthony D LaMontagne
BACKGROUND: People with disabilities have difficulties in obtaining work. However, evidence suggests that those with disabilities ..