Work-related disability, veteran status, and poverty: Implications for family well-being

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The authors examine the interrelationships between work-related disability, veteran, and poverty statuses using data from the 1992-2004 panels of the Survey of Income and Program Participation. They find that households with nondisabled veterans present have a lower likelihood of poverty, but that advantage is severely eroded when the veteran or another family member has a work-limiting disability. Nevertheless, all veteran households have substantially lower odds of poverty than disabled nonveteran households, which have the highest poverty rate (32.53%). Veteran and disability statuses interact at the household level in ways that contribute to substantial variability in household-level poverty, which has implications for all household members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-349
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Poverty
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Disability
  • Family well-being
  • Poverty
  • Veteran

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Sociology and Political Science


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