Journal article

1196Trajectories of disability throughout adolescence and labour force status as a young adult

Marissa Shields, Tania King, Stefanie Dimov, Anne Kavanagh, Matthew Spittal

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Background Young people with disabilities have poorer labour force outcomes than their peers without disabilities. Existing studies typically assess disability at one time point, obscuring potential variation in the experience of disability over time. This study aimed to identify trajectories of disability during childhood/adolescence and assess associations between trajectory membership and labour force status in young adulthood. Methods Group-based trajectory modeling was applied to disability status information from Waves 2-7 (age 4/5 to 16/17 years) of the Long..

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