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New study examines age‐at‐death disparity, people with and without IDD

Dec 1, 2020

Evidence of continued reduction in the age-at-death disparity between adults with and without intellectual and/or developmental disabilities

Scott D. Landes, Katherine E. McDonald, Janet M. Wilmoth & Erika Carter Grosso

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

Scott Landes

Scott Landes


Janet M. Wilmoth

Janet M. Wilmoth


"Evidence of continued reduction in the age‐at‐death disparity between adults with and without intellectual and/or developmental disabilities," co-authored by sociologists Scott Landes and Janet Wilmoth, along with social science Ph.D. student Erika Carter Grosso '10 M.A. (PSc), was published in the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. Evidence from the study demonstrates that the age‐at‐death disparity between adults who did or did not have an intellectual and/or developmental disability reported on their death certificate continues to decrease, but the magnitude of the remaining disparity varied considerably by type of disability. 12/01/20