Do families with a disabled child face greater disadvantage?

Do families with a disabled child face greater socio-economic disadvantage? And how does the risk of disadvantage vary with age?
is a briefing which looks at the extent to which disabled children are born into more disadvantaged families or whether disadvantage accumulates during childhood. It also explores  whether the pattern is the same across different measures of disability and at different ages.

The briefing is based on research by Lucinda Platt, Sam Parsons, Stella Chatzitheochari, Becky Fauth, Helena Jelicic, Philippa Stobbs and Lucia Winters  and makes use of data collected from participants in the Millennium Cohort Study and the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (Next Steps).