ERIC Number: ED408756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Deaf Ethnic Minorities: Have They a Double Liability?
In an effort to ascertain whether being deaf and also being a member of an ethnic minority group engenders dual disadvantages, the educational, labor force participation, occupations, earnings, and socioeconomic status of adults with deafness (n=6430) were compared by race. Comparisons were also done with racial groups in the general population. Results indicate that the individuals with deafness who are also from ethnic minorities showed patterns of attainment which mirror those of their ethnic counterparts in the general population, but are negatively intensified due to the combined effects of being both deaf and an ethnic minority. The Caucasions and Asians with deafness, earned the largest percentage of postsecondary degrees, and at higher award levels. They were also more often employed. Blacks and Hispanics with deafness least often completed postsecondary degrees. Blacks with deafness were second only to American Indians with deafness for high rates of unemployment. All variables considered, Blacks in this sample experienced the lowest attainment of the groups. The report discusses each comparison variable and provides specific data charts. (Contains 42 references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 11-16, 1993).