Assessing the impact of receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA): Secondary analysis of existing data

Publication date: 31 Mar 2011 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | NIESR Author(s): Wilkinson, D. | External Author(s): Mackinnon, K., Salis, S. | Report to: Department for Work and Pensions Working Paper Number 98

This working paper seeks to identify any impact of receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) on recipients' care and mobility arrangements, their standard of living and measures of social inclusion/exclusion through quantitative secondary analysis of existing data. The paper also focuses on whether the approach to estimating impact is robust and how it may be improved. A propensity score matching approach is used, applied to data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and the Family Resources Survey Disability Follow-up survey.

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disability, benefits

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