Disabled people and their relationship with poverty

Pauline Heslop
This working paper explores the existing UK literature about disabled people’s relationship with poverty. It begins with an overview of methodological complexities in relation to measuring ‘disability’ and measuring poverty in relation to disabled people.  Disabled people are currently affected by the wide-ranging reforms to disability-related benefits introduced by the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and taking effect from April 2013 and the paper concludes with a review of recent initiatives and their anticipated impact on disabled peoples’ lives.

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