ERIC Number: ED236338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Demography and Disability: A Chartbook for Rehabilitation.
Based on data concerning disabilities that were obtained from the 1981 and 1982 Current Population Surveys (CPS), it appears that the average working-aged disabled American is about 50 years old, has a high school education, is not in the labor force, and subsists on a low level of income. Also evident is the fact that disability is much more common among Blacks than among Whites or Hispanics, more common among males than among females, and more common among persons with low education and income levels than among those with higher levels of schooling and income. Furthermore, disabled persons tend to reside in the South. These data have a number of implications for vocational rehabilitation program administrators. For example, rehabilitation should place more emphasis on recruiting those persons who become disabled while working into the federal and state partnership program and should begin to provide more service for older disabled individuals. For most disabled persons of working age, the major need is for retraining rather than for basic training. Particularly in need of training are women and Blacks with disabilities. Perhaps the most encouraging news from the 1981 and 1982 CPS is that full-time employed disabled persons earn almost as much as do full-time workers with no disabilities. (MN)
Descriptors: Demography, Disabilities, Educational Attainment, Educational Needs, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Geographic Distribution, Geographic Location, Income, Individual Characteristics, Needs Assessment, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Salary Wage Differentials, School Role, Tables (Data), Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Publications Dept., P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71901 (Item No. 1219--$4.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.