Disability Policy and Practice

Aging into Disability Beyond 50: The Impact on Labor Force Participation and Earnings

Charles Roehrig, Ph.D.; Douglas Klayman, Ph.D.; and Kristen Robinson, Ph.D.

ABSTRACT

The study examined the relationship between chronic conditions, disabilities, and labor force participation and earnings for those aged 50 and above. Using the 2008 American Community Survey, we analyzed labor force participation rates and earnings among disabled and non-disabled older Americans by type of disability. We found that disabilities had a negative impact on labor force participation and earnings and that this impact varied significantly by type of disability. Our results should inform the development of programs and policies aimed improving the health of American workers in ways that extend the years in which they are able to remain in the labor force.[1]


Roehrig, Charles, Ph.D., Douglas Klayman, Ph.D., Kristin Robinson, Ph.D. Disability and Intersecting Statuses Research in Social Science and Disability, Volume 7. 2013.

Aging into Disability Beyond 50: The Impact on Labor Force Participation and Earnings

Charles Roehrig, Ph.D.; Douglas Klayman, Ph.D.; and Kristen Robinson, Ph.D.

ABSTRACT

The study examined the relationship between chronic conditions, disabilities, and labor force participation and earnings for those aged 50 and above. Using the 2008 American Community Survey, we analyzed labor force participation rates and earnings among disabled and non-disabled older Americans by type of disability. We found that disabilities had a negative impact on labor force participation and earnings and that this impact varied significantly by type of disability. Our results should inform the development of programs and policies aimed improving the health of American workers in ways that extend the years in which they are able to remain in the labor force.[1]


Roehrig, Charles, Ph.D., Douglas Klayman, Ph.D., Kristin Robinson, Ph.D. Disability and Intersecting Statuses Research in Social Science and Disability, Volume 7. 2013.