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Counting Working-Age People with Disabilities: What Current Data Tell Us and Options for Improvement
Andrew J. Houtenville, David C. Stapleton, Robert R. Weathers II, and Richard V. Burkhauser, Editors
First Chapter | Table of Contents
447 pp. 2009
$45.00 cloth 978-0-88099-347-0
$22.00 paper 978-0-88099-346-3
U.S. government agencies compile a thorough set of statistics on populations defined by age, race, ethnicity, and marital statusbut not by disability status. Therefore, working-age people with disabilities are often overlooked in discussions of the latest statistics on employment, income, poverty, and other measures of the status of a particular population.
This book helps remedy this situation by providing a systematic review of what current statistics and data on working-age people with disabilities can and cannot tell us, and how the quality of the data can be improved to better inform policymakers, advocates, analysts, service providers, administrators, and others interested in this at-risk population.
This book is available in Section 508 accessible PDF on CD-ROM.