Journal article

Poverty and Sources of Income Support among Older People with Disabilities and out of Work: Comparison of Canada and the United Kingdom

WH Chen, LEE Bentley, M Whitehead, A McAllister, B Barr

Journal of Social Policy | Published : 2021

Abstract

The debate about extending working lives in response to population ageing often overlooks the lack of employment opportunity for older adults with disabilities. Without work, their living standards depend heavily on government transfers. This study contributes to the literature on health inequalities by analysing the sources of income and poverty outcomes for people aged 50 to 64 in two liberal democratic countries yet with contrasting disability benefit contexts-Canada and the United Kingdom. This choice of countries offers the opportunity to assess whether the design of benefit systems has led the most disadvantaged groups to fare differently between countries. Overall, disabled older pers..

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