How Have COVID Experiences Varied by Race Among Older Adults with Disabilities?

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Marisa Shenk, Amal Harrati, and Bernadette Hicks, Mathematica and Ana Quiñones, Oregon Health & Science University

This paper examines the experiences of older adults with disabling conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic using data from the 2020 Health and Retirement Study. It documents negative health, work, and financial experiences of older adults by disability status, race, and ethnicity. It also explores the intersectionality of race and ethnicity with disability and the role of contextual factors affecting the environments in which people live (e.g., health and economic conditions) using county- and state-level data.