The Wealth Holdings of Married-Couple Households with Children with Disabilities


By bhadmin February 2, 2021

Research has shown that households with children with disabilities are at risk of significantly lowered incomes. This paper extends this research by examining the wealth and asset holdings of married-couple households with children. We find that households with children with disabilities are less likely to own a house and to own interest-bearing assets, though the values of these assets, if held, don’t vary with the disability status of children. The presence of a child with disabilities does not affect the number of automobiles owned, but does significantly reduce the average value of each vehicle.

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