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September 1980 (Volume 58)
September 1980 | Edward H. Yelin, Michael Nevitt, Wallace Epstein
The indirect cost of illness due to lost wages exceeds the cost of medical services by a large margin. Social characteristics of persons with physical impairment are more important than the characteristics of their medical condition in predicting whether disability will lead to work loss. Public policy toward disability currently emphasizes the “human capital” with which persons with impairments confront the labor market; this study suggests a new emphasis on social characteristics of the workplace.
Author(s): Edward Yelin; Michael Nevitt; Wallace Epstein
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Volume 58, Issue 3 (pages 386–415)
Published in 1980
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