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Lifecycle Events and Their ConsequencesJob Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health$
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Kenneth A. Couch, Mary C. Daly, and Julie M. Zissimopoulos

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804785853

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.001.0001

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Measuring the Population with Disabilities for Policy Analysis

Measuring the Population with Disabilities for Policy Analysis

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(p.215) Chapter Twelve Measuring the Population with Disabilities for Policy Analysis
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Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences
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Richard V. Burkhauser

Andrew J. Houtenville

Jennifer R. Tennant

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.003.0012

This chapter discusses the conceptual and practical challenges of measuring the prevalence of debilitating declines in health in the population. The main theme of the discussion is that decisions about measurement can have a significant impact on estimates of the size and composition of the population affected. Importantly, the analysis reveals that no single question or measure available in national representative data sources captures everyone currently targeted by public policies for those with disabilities. Best practice for researchers then requires researchers use multiple measures to study how declines in health affect employment, income, and public benefit receipt.

Keywords:   health, disability measurement, disability prevalence

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