Tag: disabilities

Caregiver with senior African-American man in kitchen

It’s been well documented that the COVID recession and layoffs in 2020 were particularly hard on Black, Hispanic, and Latino Americans. But if they had a disabling physical and medical condition, they felt it much more. In a new study examining the cumulative impact of having a disability combined with the disadvantages of being an…

Autism Syndrome Person

A theory – untested until now – about why more people apply for federal disability during recessions is that the depression, stress, or unhealthy behaviors caused by unemployment worsen their health and spur them to apply. This explanation is largely ruled out in a new study out of Cornell University and the University of Illinois…