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Citation:  American Psychological Association (2017). Disability and socioeconomic status fact sheet. ,
Title:  Disability and socioeconomic status fact sheet
Authors:  American Psychological Association
Year:  2017
Publisher:  American Psychological Association
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Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  No

Structured abstract:

Background:  SES affects individuals’ overall functioning, including physical and mental health. Research suggests that differences in SES among populations are related to inequities in access to resources, as well as issues related to privilege, power, and control. Low SES is often correlated with lower education, poverty, and poor health. People with disabilities, and their families, make up a disproportionate number of the United States’ poor and uneducated population with low SES standing,
Purpose:  To provide an understanding of SES and its intersection with disability, and provide action steps to include SES in research, practice, and educational settings.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
Adjudicated adults and youth
Consumers receiving federal financial assistance through TANF
Culturally diverse populations (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, and non-English speaking populations)
High school dropouts / functionally illiterate persons
Persons with multiple disabilities (e.g., deaf-blindness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse)
SSI and SSDI recipients
Sub-minimum wage employees
Youth in foster care
Interventions:  Other
Outcomes:  Wages