Adults with activity limitations were more than 3 times as likely as those without limitations to live in poverty.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) led the U.S. Census Bureau to focus its disability questions on 6 common types of limitations likely to require accommodation under the ADA.
Activity limitations can result in disadvantage: an unfavorable circumstance or condition that reduces one’s chances of success. Disadvantage is judged by comparison to the norm for similar persons without disability. Poverty is a common disadvantage associated with activity limitation, whether due to poor education, restricted employment options, or the limitations themselves.
- Adults with activity limitations were more than 3 times as likely to live in poverty as those with no limitations.
- Even among employed adults, those with activity limitations were almost twice as likely as those without limitations to live in poverty.
- Among adults who were not in the labor force, those with 1 or more activity limitations were also twice as likely as those with no limitations to live in poverty.
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