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Estimating the extra cost of living for people with disabilities

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dc.contributor.author Cullinan, John en
dc.contributor.author Gannon, Brenda en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-11T20:30:47Z en
dc.date.available 2011-02-11T20:30:47Z en
dc.date.issued 2010-06-09 en
dc.identifier.citation Cullinan, J., Gannon, B., & Lyons, S. Estimating the extra cost of living for people with disabilities. Health Economics, n/a-n/a. en
dc.identifier.issn 1099-1050 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1611 en
dc.description.abstract Addressing the extra economic costs of disability is a logical step towards alleviating elements of social exclusion for people with disabilities. This study estimates the long-run economic cost of disability in Ireland in terms of the additional spending needs that arise due to disability. It defines and estimates models of the private costs borne by families with individuals who have a disability in Ireland when compared with the wider population, both in general and by severity of disability. Our modelling framework is based on the standard of living approach to estimating the cost of disability. We extend on previous research by applying panel ordered probit models to living in Ireland survey data 1995¿2001 in order to control for the effects of previous disability and income and correlated unobserved heterogeneity. The approach allows us to quantify, for the first time, the additional long-run economic costs of living associated with disability. Our findings suggest that the extra economic cost of disability in Ireland is large and varies by severity of disability, with important implications for measures of poverty. en
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dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en
dc.subject Disability en
dc.subject Long-run cost of disability en
dc.subject Standard of living en
dc.subject Panel ordered probit en
dc.subject Irish Centre for Social Gerontology en
dc.title Estimating the extra cost of living for people with disabilities en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hec.1619 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en
dc.contributor.funder Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions IV en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Social Sciences Platform en

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