Child Disability, Maternal Labor Supply, and Household Well-Being

DRC Working Paper 2019-09
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica
Sep 20, 2019
Authors
Dara Lee Luca and Purvi Sevak

Using a 15-year panel from the Fragile Families Study, we examine the prevalence of child disability and its association with a wide range of economic and social outcomes in a dynamic context. We find the prevalence of child disability among urban families is high. Further, child disability is associated with reductions in maternal labor supply on both the intensive and extensive margins, as well as increases in benefit receipt from Supplemental Security Income and other public assistance programs. There is limited evidence that child disability is associated with changes in household income or poverty.

Project

Disability Research Consortium

Funders

Social Security Administration

Time Frame

2012-2019

Senior Staff

Purvi Sevak
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