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ERIC Number: ED539269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 65
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
2009 Disability Status Report: United States
Erickson, W. Lee C.; von Schrader, S.
Employment and Disability Institute
The Annual Disability Status Reports provide policy makers, disability advocates, reporters, and the public with a summary of the most recent demographic and economic statistics on the non-institutionalized population with disabilities. They contain information on the population size and disability prevalence for various demographic subpopulations, as well as statistics related to employment, earnings, household income, veterans' service-connected disability and health insurance. Comparisons are made to people without disabilities and across disability types. The Status Reports primarily look at the working-age population because the employment gap between people with and without disabilities is a major focus of government programs and advocacy efforts. Employment is also a key factor in the social integration and economic self-sufficiency of working-age people with disabilities. The estimates in the 2009 Disability Status Reports are based on American Community Survey (ACS) data--a US Census Bureau survey that has replaced the Decennial Census long form. The estimates in these reports are based on responses from a sample of the population and may differ from actual population values because of sampling variability and other factors. Differences observed between the estimates for two or more groups may not be statistically significant. Finally, the 2009 Disability Status Report estimates should not be compared to estimates from any reports based on ACS data collected prior to 2008. In 2008, the US Census Bureau made a number of significant changes to the ACS. These changes included an entirely new set of disability questions as described in this paper. A glossary is included. [This paper was produced with the editing and production assistance of Sara VanLooy, Jeff Trondsen, and Joe Williams. For the 2008 edition of this report, see ED539268.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cornell University, Employment and Disability Institute