ERIC Number: ED235360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Labor Force Status and Other Characteristics of Persons with a Work Disability: 1982. Current Population Reports. Special Studies. Series P-23, No. 127.
McNeil, John M.
Recent changes in the questionnaire used in the March Income Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS) have made it possible for the March CPS to be used as a source of information on the labor force status and other characteristics of noninstitutional persons with a work disability. According to the March 1982 CPS, the overall rate of work disability among persons between the ages of 16 and 64 was 8.9 percent. Among those factors that appear to be associated with a high likelihood of having a work disability are low level of educational attainment, race, region of residence, marital status, household relationship, poverty status, and program participation status. Data from the March l982 CPS also indicated that the presence of a work disability had a strong negative impact on the likelihood of being in the labor force, and, among those persons in the labor force, the presence of a work disability was associated with a chance of being unemployed and with lower earnings. (This report contains nine text tables, seven detailed tables, copies of the March 1982 CPS questionnaire, Social Security survey estimates of the prevalence of work disability, and information concerning the source and reliability of these and other estimates of the prevalence of work disabilities.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Definitions, Demography, Disabilities, Educational Attainment, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Family Income, Income, Individual Characteristics, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Older Adults, Questionnaires, Salary Wage Differentials, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Work Experience, Young Adults
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.