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Support #1230

Equality Act 2010 definition of disability

Added by Onyinye Ezeyi over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
08/20/2019
% Done:

0%


Description

Hi there,

I would like to conduct some analysis on disabled sample members in USoc as defined by the Equality Act 2010 (EA2010). EA2010 defines an individual to be disabled if they "have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities." (source: https://www.gov.uk/definition-of-disability-under-equality-act-2010)

I have identified the variable g_health in wave 7 as covering the 'long-term' element of the EA2010 definition. However, I would like some guidance on how I go about identifying the 'day to day' element of the EA2010 definition. Would it be sufficient to class individuals as EA2010 disabled if they provide at least one response to the variable g_disdif i.e. state that their health is limited by the activities listed in g_disdif? Or I assume that individuals that state 'yes' in the g_health variable are EA2010 disabled?

Thanks in advance,
Onyinye

#1

Updated by Alita Nandi over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Private changed from Yes to No

Duplicate issue to issue #1229.

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