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Press Release: Is cherry-picking disability data at all fruitful?

The study by Professor Ruth Hancock and Dr Marcello Morciano from University of East Anglia, with Professor Steve Pudney from the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Dr Francesca Zantomio from University of Venice investigates how well targeted a particular disability benefit – Attendance Allowance (AA) – is on people in greatest need. The research also highlights the ‘danger of cherry-picking’ one or more specific self-reported disability indicators in drawing conclusions on the target efficiency of publicly available programs available for disabled people over the age of 65.

http://societycentral.ac.uk/2013/07/04/is-cherry-picking-disability-data-at-all-fruitful/

The study has been issued in the HEG working paper series (HEG wp 13-03):

http://www.uea.ac.uk/medicine/health-economics-group/working-papers