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The additional cost of disability: a new measure and its application to sensory impairment

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posted on 22.09.2016, 14:57 by Donald Hirsch, Katherine Hill
This article introduces a method using consensual budget standards to estimate additional costs incurred by households that include disabled people with specified impairments. The article reports on a first application of this to UK single adults with sensory impairments. Using the Minimum Income Standard method, the research aims to identify the cost of disability by working with groups of disabled people to agree what additions to minimum budgets for nondisabled people are required for someone with a given impairment. This provides a more tangible account of the cost of disability than economic analysis of living standards achieved by disabled and nondisabled people, and adds to surveys of actual spending on additional items, which do not account for unmet need. The research on vision and hearing impairment yields new insights into costs arising from the way disabled people live their everyday lives, not just from spending on adaptations and equipment.

Funding

This work was supported by the Thomas Pocklington Trust.

History

Published in

Disability & Society

Volume

31

Issue

7

Pages

897 - 913

Citation

HIRSCH, D. and HILL, K., 2016. The additional cost of disability: a new measure and its application to sensory impairment. Disability & Society, 31 (7), pp.897–913.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

03/08/2016

Publication date

2016-09-05

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disability & Society on 5 September 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09687599.2016.1221334.

ISSN

0968-7599

eISSN

1360-0508

Language

en

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