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Chartbook on Work and Disability

Table of Contents

Foreword by Katherine D. Seelman, NIDRR

Acknowledgments

Preface - a guide on how to use the chartbook pages

Introduction - the purpose of this chartbook

Section 1: Prevalence of Disability Among Working-age People

1.1. How many working-age people in the United States have a disability?

1.2. What percentage of people with a disability are employed?

1.3. How many people have a work limitation?

1.4. How many people have a work disability or a severe work disability?

1.5. How do the states differ in the numbers of people with a work disability?

Section 2: Work Disability and the Labor Force

2.1. How does employment status differ for people with different disabilities or functional limitations?

2.2. How many people with a work disability are in the labor force?

2.3. Does labor force participation of people with a work disability differ by gender?

2.4. How do labor force participation rates compare over time, for men and women with and without activity limitations?

2.5. Does labor force participation of people with a work disability differ by education?

2.6. Does labor force participation of people with a work disability differ by age?

2.7. What occupations are held by people with a work disability who are employed?

2.8. Do the states differ in the percentage of people with a work disability who are working?

2.9. How many working-age people with disabilities say they would like to work?

Section 3: Factors Related to Work Disability

3.1. What are the median earnings of working people by disability status?

3.2. What chronic health conditions most frequently cause work limitation?

3.3. What is the trend in occupational illness and injury?

3.4. How many people receive Workers' Compensation?

3.5. How is work limitation associated with race and ethnicity?

3.6. How does work disability differ by gender?

3.7. How does work disability differ by age?

3.8. How does work disability differ by educational level?

Section 4: Work-related Resources

4.1. How many people with a work disability receive benefits from the Social Security Administration?

4.2. What are the conditions of people who are helped by Vocational Rehabilitation?

4.3. Where in the labor market does the Vocational Rehabilitation system place successful clients?

4.4. Do people who are successfully rehabilitated by the Vocational Rehabilitation system work full-time?

4.5. What special equipment or technology do people with disabilities need for the jobs they prefer?

4.6. How do employed adults with disabilities find their jobs?

4.7. What are the sources of income and benefits for working-age people with disabilities?

Appendices - list of the various appendices to the chartbook

Glossary - terms used in the chartbook

Bibliography - websites and print resources

Surveys - descriptions of the surveys and data sets used to compile this chartbook

Credits - copyright information

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