Fact Sheet: Disability and Economic Justice
According to the CDC, 61 million adults in the United States have a disability. As the Century Foundation’s Disability Economic Justice Collaborative explains, “Disability can be both a cause and a consequence of economic insecurity.”
Nonprofits and funders must recognize how existing policies and systems exclude and/or financially penalize people with disabilities, especially those who are BIPOC and LGBTQIA+. Our Disability and Economic Justice Fact Sheet highlights statistics illustrating just some of the many economic inequities disabled people experience.