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Assessing the Economic Prosperity of Persons with Disabilities in American Cities


Abstract We seek a comprehensive measurement for the economic prosperity of persons with disabilities. We survey the current literature and identify the major economic indicators used to describe the socioeconomic standing of persons with disabilities. We then develop a methodology for constructing a statistically valid composite index of these indicators, and build this index using data from the 2014 American Community Survey. Finally, we provide context for further use and development of the index and describe an example application of the index in practice.
Created Date 2017-05
Contributor Theisen, Ryan (Co-Author) / Helms, Tyler (Co-Author) / Lewis, Paul (Thesis Director) / Reiser, Mark (Committee Member) / Economics Program in CLAS / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences / School of Politics and Global Studies / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Disability / Economics / Statistics / Political Science
Series Academic Year 2016-2017
Type Text
Extent 32 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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