Butrica, Barbara A., and Jonathan Schwabish. “Technology and disability”. CRR WP 2022-13, Chestnut Hill, Mass.: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, October 2022. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:109578.
This paper examines the association between Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) awards, disability, and technology access. It uses multiple data sources, regression analyses, and geospatial analysis to document the geographic variation in these relationships. Our initial hypothesis was that any relationship between DI awards, disability, and technology access (e.g., computers, the internet, and broadband) would simply reflect the broadband gap between rural and non-rural, but we find that disparities hold even after taking into account these geographic differences.