Research and analysis

Disability Living Allowance (DLA): Secondary analysis of existing data (WP98)

Research on impact of getting Disability Living Allowance on care, mobility, standard of living and measures of social inclusion/exclusion.



Working Paper No. 98

By Karen Mackinnon, Sergio Salis and David Wilkinson

This working paper seeks to identify any impact of receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) on recipients’ care and mobility arrangements, their standard of living and measures of social inclusion/exclusion through quantitative secondary analysis of existing data. The paper also focuses on whether the approach to estimating impact is robust and how it may be improved. A propensity score matching approach is used, applied to data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and the Family Resources Survey Disability Follow-up survey.