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Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1The Nature and Extent of the Problem$
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Esther Dermott and Gill Main

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447332152

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.001.0001

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A worsening picture: poverty and social exclusion and disabled people

A worsening picture: poverty and social exclusion and disabled people

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(p.173) Eight A worsening picture: poverty and social exclusion and disabled people
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Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1
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Pauline Heslop

Eric Emerson

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.003.0009

A string of reforms over recent years has left disabled people at heightened risk of poverty and social exclusion. This chapter presents an analysis of PSE2012 data in relation to disabled people during the period 2010-2013 in the UK.The results are hard-hitting. The odds of a disabled adult being in poverty were more than three times those of a non-disabled person when risk estimates were adjusted for age and gender. The odds of disabled people being socially excluded from a range of indicators were significantly higher than for non-disabled people for each of the 11 indicators. Comparable data suggests that between 1999 and 2012 the experiences of deprivation and disadvantage for households with disabled people have considerably worsened. Disabled people now appear to be among the ‘poorest of the poor’.

Keywords:   Disabled people, Poverty, Social exclusion

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