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Only 40 % of people with any type of arthritis are in work

January 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Benefits Now Blog  –

the National Equality Panel published a report for the Government Equalities Office on the distribution of income in the UK. Most of the national media have focused on the fact that the gap between the richest and poorest has widened in the last thirty years. Also reported was that women and people from ethnic minorities continue to experience pay discrimination in the workplace. What hasn’t been reported is the fact that the Panel also looked at the position of people with disabilities and found that having a disability always entailed a significant drop in income and that disabled people who declare their disability are much less likely to find work.

only 40% of people with any type of arthritis are in work;

That is a pretty depressing statistic… I should read the original report, see what the data is based on. I suppose a lot of older people have osteoarthritis and are retired, so that might skew the figures and make them look worse than they are?