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Feb

11

Thursday

Disabled people’s financial histories: Uncovering the disability wealth-penalty

1.00pm

Seminars

Public, Staff, Students, Academics

Speaker: Dr Abigail McKnight, Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), London School of Economics.

This seminar will draw on the findings from a recently published working paper comparing the private wealth holdings of disabled people with their non-disabled peers: Disabled People’s Financial Histories: Uncovering the disability wealth-penalty (CASE paper 181). This paper identifies a “disability wealth gap” but also shows how differences in wealth accumulation between these two groups need to be understood from a lifecycle perspective that takes into account the dynamics and persistence of disability. The seminar will explore the role education plays in contributing to divergent patterns of wealth accumulation over the lifecycle.

Abigail has researched many aspects of inequality and disadvantage, mainly related to the labour market. This has spanned research on low wage employment, evaluation of active labour market programmes, earnings inequality and mobility through to the graduate labour market and household wealth. She recently published Downward mobility, opportunity hoarding and the ‘glass floor’, a study for the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, which highlighted the advantages for children from well-off family backgrounds that partly contribute to limiting opportunities of equally able children from less advantaged families.

Background paper

Read Disabled People’s Financial Histories: Uncovering the disability wealth-penalty.

Location: Room C311, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

Contact: Please reserve a place by contacting Doria Pilling: d.s.pilling@city.ac.uk

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When & where

1.00pm - 2.00pmThursday 11th February 2016

C311 Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom