Journal article

Overt acts of perceived discrimination reported by British working-age adults with and without disability.

Eric Emerson, Allison Milner, Zoe Aitken, Lauren Krnjacki, Cathy Vaughan, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Anne Kavanagh

Journal of Public Health | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Exposure to discrimination can have a negative impact on health. There is little robust evidence on the prevalence of exposure of people with disabilities to discrimination, the sources and nature of discrimination they face, and the personal and contextual factors associated with increased risk of exposure. METHODS: Secondary analysis of de-identified cross-sectional data from the three waves of the UK's 'Life Opportunities Survey'. RESULTS: In the UK (i) adults with disabilities were over three times more likely than their peers to be exposed to discrimination, (ii) the two most common sources of discrimination were strangers in the street and health staff and (iii) discriminat..

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