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Study Report

Study Number: QG-005-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1978

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of disability and work, 1978.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8491

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The Survey of Disability and Work was designed to examine the economic, medical, and social consequences of limitation in work activity for the disabled person and the person's family, including eligibility for public income-maintenance programs. This study includes information on disability program provisions and the public's knowledge of these government programs, as well as the source for this information and advice as to whether or not to apply for any of the various kinds of benefits. Other objectives of this survey were to examine work incentives and income adequacy as they affect a disabled person's inclination to apply for benefits or to return to the labor force once on the rolls. Measures of medical severity (in terms of symptoms and diagnoses) were established, as well as, the number and characteristics of the disabled, the proportion of different forms of health problems, national disability rates for different races and age groups, and the proportion of the disabled whose total family income falls below the poverty level. Included in this data collection are variables on the labor force, work experience and limitations, job satisfaction, attitudinal data, family income and background, government programs, and disability benefits.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Noninstitutionalized persons aged 18-64 in the continental United States.

SAMPLE: Stratified subsample of the 1976 Health Interview Survey and stratified sample of Social Security Beneficiaries. The sample was designed to over-represent the disabled.

NOTE: The data contain blank ( ) codes


DATA TYPE: survey data



SUBJECT TERMS: demographic characteristics. family. fringe benefits. government services. health. job satisfaction. labor force. manpower data. medical care and histories. public health. public programs. quality of life. social attitudes and behavior. social security. socioeconomic indicators. welfare. work. workers. working conditions. United States.

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