Disability and poverty in later life

Ruth Hancock, Marcello Morciano, Stephen Pudney

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This report explores the relationship between disability and poverty among the older population. It emphasises the additional living costs that disabled people face, and the importance of taking disability costs into account when making poverty assessments in the older population. The report considers alternative directions of reform for the system of public support for older people with disabilities and casts doubt on some of the suggestions that have been made for improving the targeting of public support for older disabled people.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherYork: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Commissioning bodyJoseph Rowntree Foundation (The)
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic) 9781910783559
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2016


  • Disability
  • Poverty
  • old age

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