University of Montana Rural Institute
Economics | Labor Economics | Social and Behavioral Sciences
This fact sheet discusses how people with disabilities, particularly those in rural areas, are especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 recession because they are less likely to have an emergency savings fund, have access to paid leave, or be able to work from home. It analyzes data from the 2015 and 2016 Survey of Household Economics and Decision-making (SHED) and the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) 2017-18 Leave and Job Flexibilities Module.
rural, disability, employment, covid-19
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National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
The contents of this fact sheet were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTCP0002-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this fact sheet do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities. (April 2020). How will the COVID-19 Recession Impact People with Disabilities in Rural America? Missoula, MT: The University of Montana, Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities.