Disability, social mobility and the wellbeing of people with disabilities
Grant number: DP170101434 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020
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 (17)
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..
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