Slide 1: Cornell University

 

Slide 2: Second Annual Disability Status Report

Andrew J. Houtenville, Ph.D.

Employment and Disability Institute

School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

2006 Roll-Out, October 4, 2005

 

Slide 3: Imagine a day when we have data that ...

 

Slide 4: StatsRRTC Mission

To bridge the gap between the sources of disability data and the users of disability statistics.

Figure: Data Sources linked to StatsRRTC linked to Statistics Users

 

Slide 5: Current State-of-the-Data

 

Slide 6: Annual Disability Status Reports

 

Slide 7: 2006 saw the Clash of Two Worlds

Figure: Improving the Data in box on Left below a box with Data Sources that is striking a box labeled Statistics Users with a box in the Right corner labeled Continuity of the Story

 

 

Slide 8: 2006 saw the Clash of Two Worlds

 

Slide 9: ACS Prevalence Rates (Ages 21-64), by Type

Sensory disability

2001    2.81    

2002    2.80    

2003    2.78

2004    2.77    

2005    2.99

Physical disability

2001    7.36    

2002    7.54    

2003    7.54

2004    7.58

2005    7.86

Mental disability

2001    3.83    

2002    4.00    

2003    4.01

2004    4.16

2005    4.43

Self-care disability

2001    1.88    

2002    1.92    

2003    2.02

2004    2.05

2005    2.18

 

Slide 10: Definition of Disability from ACS

Do you have any of the following conditions:

a. Blindness, deafness, or a severe vision or hearing impairment? ... “Sensory Disability”

b. A condition that substantially limits one or more basic physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting, or carrying? ... “Physical Disability”

 

Slide 11: Definition of Disability from ACS

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition lasting 6 months or more, do you have any difficulty in doing any of the following activities:

  a. Learning, remembering, or concentrating? ... “Mental Disability”

  b. Dressing, bathing, or getting around inside the home? ... “Self-Care Disability”

 

Slide 12: Definition of Disability from ACS

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition lasting 6 months or more, do you have any difficulty in doing any of the following activities:

  a. Going outside the home alone to shop or visit a doctor's office? ... “Go-Outside-Home Disability”

  b. Working at a job or business? ... “Employment Disability”

 

Slide 13: 2005 Annual Disability Status Report

Some Findings

 

Slide 14: Prevalence Rate (Ages 21-64)

People with Disabilities 12.6% (21,455,000)

People without Disabilities 87.4%, (148,310,000)

Does not include people living in institutions

 

Slide 15: Prevalence Rate, by Type (Ages 21-64)

Overall Disability 12.6

Sensory            3.0

Physical            7.8

Mental              4.4                  

Self-Care         2.2      

Go-Outside      3.1      

Employment     7.3

 

Slide 16: Prevalence Rate (Ages 21-64) by State

New Jersey      9.4      

Hawaii              9.7

Minnesota        9.8

United States    12.6

Arkansas          19.1

Kentucky         19.7

West Virginia    21.7

                       

Slide 17: Employment Gap (Ages 21-64) Remains Wide

People without Disabilities         78.3

People with Disabilities 38.1

Gap = 40.2% points

 

Slide 18: Employment Rate (Ages 21-64), by Type

Overall Disability 38.1

Sensory            47.8

Physical            32.0

Mental             29.0

Self-Care         17.3                

Go-Outside      16.7    

Employment     17.7

 

Slide 19: Employment Rate (Ages 21-64) by States

West Virginia    25.5

Kentucky         28.8

Mississippi        31.4

United States    38.1

Utah                 52.9    

South Dakota   53.3

North Dakota   55.2

                       

Slide 20: Poverty Rates (Ages 21-64)

People without Disabilities         9.3

People with Disabilities 24.6

Disparity = 15.3% points

 

Slide 21: Poverty Rates (Ages 21-64), by Type

Overall Disability24.6  

Sensory            22.2    

Physical            25.7    

Mental              31.2    

Self-Care         29.9    

Go-Outside      30.7    

Employment     30.0    

 

Slide 22: Composition of Pop. in Poverty (Ages 21-64)

People with Disabilities 27.6%, (5,279,000)                 

People without Disabilities 72.4% (13,854,000)

Remember, only 12.6% of total population

 

Slide 24: Additional Information

State-Level Status Reports are available at www.DisabilityStatistics.org

 

Slides 23 and 24: Additional and Contact Information

Andrew J. Houtenville, Ph.D.
Employment and Disability Institute
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Cornell University
303B Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853
Telephone: (607) 255-5702
TTY/TDD: (607) 255-2891
Fax: (607) 255-2763
E-mail: ajh29@cornell.edu