Research on ‘Disabled People’s Financial Histories’

Disabled People’s Financial Histories: Uncovering the disability wealth-penalty by Abigail McKnight was published by the LSE Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) in April 2014.

The paper uses data from two large scale social surveys to examine the relationship between disability status and household wealth holdings. It finds that overall disabled people have substantially lower household wealth and all components of wealth (property, financial, pension, physical) than non-disabled people but even these average differences mask important lifecycle patterns.