London, Wilmoth paper published in Journal of Poverty
The latest issue of the Journal of Poverty features a paper co-authored by Maxwell School sociology professors Andrew London and Janet Wilmoth titled “Work-Related Disability, Veteran Status, and Poverty: Implications for Family Well-Being.”
The authors 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.
The paper is the first to come out of a grant from the National Poverty Center.