Where can I find statistics about education and career attainment for individuals with disabilities?
Research has shown that people with disabilities achieve at lower levels in education and employment when compared to their peers without disabilities. Below are some sources that have compiled some of these statistics.
- Disability Statistics provides disability related statistics from data collected in the United States.
- Disability Statistics Center provides information on the demographics and status of people with disabilities in the United States. They focus on reporting data relevant to the changes over time in employment, access to technology, health care, community-based services, and other aspects of independent living and participation in society.
- Census Bureau Disability Website reports disability related data taken from the Census2000 statistics and annual statistics on prevalence, demographics, employment and earnings.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides data, statistics and research on disability related issues.
- Social Security Administration (SSA) is a source for statistics concerning Social Security disability-related programs.
International disability statistics are also available. Some of the sources for this data include:
- United Nations Statistics Division - Disability Statistics provides a statistical reference and guide to national sources of disability, basic disability prevalence rates, and questions used in each national survey to identify persons with disabilities.
- Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training (GLADNET) is a source of cross-national summaries and research on disability statistics and employment.
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides a review of sources of health and disability data.
Last update or review: January 18, 2013