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Financial hardship and employment loss among adults with disabilities during COVID-19

JAMA Network Open

2023-03-16
(Press-News.org) About The Study: This survey study found that people with disabilities were more likely to report household employment loss and financial hardship during the initial COVID-19 pandemic, which are especially pronounced among racial and ethnic minority respondents. These findings suggest people with disabilities may be disproportionately affected by the initial pandemic and may require additional resources and policy strategies (e.g., training programs, workplace accommodations) as several labor markets adapt to the pandemic (e.g., shifting to remote working). 

Authors: Kea Turner, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, is the corresponding author. 

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.3364)

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