New fact sheet: How will the COVID-19 recession impact people with disabilities in rural America?

April 23, 2020


Financial health, employment, and COVID-19

While many Americans will suffer in the coming recession, people with disabilities in rural areas are especially vulnerable because they are less likely to have an emergency savings fund, have access to paid leave, or be able to work from home.

RTC:Rural’s newest fact sheet analyzes data from the 2015 and 2016 Survey of Household Economics and Decision-making (SHED) and the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) 2017-18 Leave and Job Flexibilities Module.

To learn more about these results and analyses, follow the link below to download the fact sheet from the RTC:Rural and Rural Institute ScholarWorks collection:

How will the COVID-19 Recession Impact People with Disabilities in Rural America?

The fact sheet is is available to download as an accessible PDF, text-only Word document, or a text-only EPUB file.