A Health-Conscious Safety Net? Health Problems and Program Use among Low-Income Adults with Disabilities

Brief

A Health-Conscious Safety Net? Health Problems and Program Use among Low-Income Adults with Disabilities

September 23, 2004

Abstract

Many low-income adults have a health problem or impairment that limits their ability to participate in work. This brief examines the employment and program participation patterns of low-income adults with disabilities, and how well the current safety net meets their needs. Using data from the third round of the National Survey of America's families, the findings question current benefits and services, as many will likely lead to a lifetime of support rather than to a job. The employment rates of those with disabilities are much lower than among other low-income adults.

To reuse content from Urban Institute, visit copyright.com, search for the publications, choose from a list of licenses, and complete the transaction.

LATEST IN Health and Health Policy

To reuse content from Urban Institute, visit copyright.com, search for the publications, choose from a list of licenses, and complete the transaction.