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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities within the English primary school system: What can disproportionalities by season of birth contribute to understanding processes behind attributions and (lack of) provisions?
This working paper uses de-identified National Pupil Database records spanning 2008 – 2018 (N children=6 million+) to map disproportionalities by birth season and gender in attributions of levels of Special Education...Read more...
1 June 2021
SPCC Research Report
Falling Behind, Getting Ahead: The Changing Structure of Inequality in the UK, 2007-2013
John Hills, Jack Cunliffe, Polina Obolenskaya and Eleni Karagiannaki
This report looks in detail at inequality within the UK, 2007-2013, which groups have gained and lost - comparing men and women, and housing tenure, region, ethnicity, and disability as well as age group. Detailed examin...Read more...
23 March 2015
Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Family Welfare Cultures
Gordon B. Dahl, Magne Mogstad and Andreas Ravndal Kostol
Strong intergenerational correlations in various types of welfare use have fuelled a long- standing debate over whether welfare receipt in one generation causes welfare participation in the next generation. Some claim a ...Read more...
25 June 2014
Disabled People's Financial Histories: Uncovering the disability wealth-penalty
It is well established that on average disabled people and the households in which they live face greater financial disadvantage in terms of income than their counterparts. What is less well understood is how they fare i...Read more...
15 April 2014
An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK - Report of the National Equality Panel
Britain is an unequal country, more so than many other industrial countries and more so than a generation ago. This is manifest in many ways - most obviously in the gap between those who are well off and those who are le...Read more...
Labour Market Disadvantage amongst Disabled People: A longitudinal perspective
John A. Rigg
Considerable cross-sectional evidence has highlighted the lower employment rates and earnings amongst disabled people in Britain. But very little is known about the progression of disabled people in employment. This stud...Read more...
Helter Skelter: Families, disabled children and the benefit system
Families with disabled children are susceptible to poverty because low income is compounded by high costs. Combing caring with employment is extremely difficult, so families are heavily reliant upon benefits. But do disa...Read more...
Disability and Disadvantage: Selection, onset and duration effects
Stephen P Jenkins and John A. Rigg
This paper analyses the economic disadvantage experienced by disabled persons of working-age using data from the British Household Panel Survey. We argue that there are three sources of disadvantage among disabled person...Read more...
Comparing incomes when needs differ: Equivalisation for the extra costs of disability in the UK
Asghar Zaidi and Tania Burchardt
Equivalisation of incomes for household size and composition is accepted practice when measuring poverty and inequality; adjustments to take account of other variations in needs are rarely made. This paper explores the f...Read more...
The Dynamics of Being Disabled
Government policies on disability - and criticism of them - rest in part on an understanding of the circumstances of disabled people informed by cross-sectional survey data, dividing the population into 'the disabled' an...Read more...
The Evolution of Disability Benefits in the UK: Re-weighting the basket
This paper attempts to clarify the significance of reforms to disability benefits proposed by the New Labour government in 1998, by setting them in the context of the development of disability benefits in the early 1970s...Read more...