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ERIC Number: EJ867751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Disability and the Transition to Adulthood
Janus, Alexander L.
Social Forces, v88 n1 p99-120 Sep 2009
Data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 are used to estimate the effect of type of disability (in order of frequency, learning, other, emotional, hearing, visual, physical and speech impairment) on young people's progress toward four adult transitions: fending full-time employment, establishing an independent residence, marrying and having children. I find that young people who have a visual, hearing, speech or "other" impairment are more likely than their nondisabled peers to find themselves among the respondents who did not complete any of the adult transitions examined in the analysis. Young people who have a learning disability are also more likely to be in a "just workers" group (i.e., respondents who are still living at home, for the most part, but working fulltime). (Contains 6 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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