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Use of Disability Data from the American Community Survey

Description
[Free, No CEUs] The American Community Survey from the U. S. Census Bureau provides a wealth of information from an annual sample size of more than three million people. Included in the questions is the identification of the persons with mobility, cognitive, vision, and hearing disabilities. This presentation reviews the testing and validation of the disability data by Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It then employs data from the ACS to measure lifetime expected earnings both with and without functional limitations as measured in the ACS disability questions. The presenter will demonstrate that the ACS shows a reduction in both earnings and how long a person with a limitation will work, even when controlled for nonsevere limitations. All data and methodologies employed will be supported through citation to reliable sources and documentation of computation methodologies.

Objectives

  1. Summarize the American Community Survey, its purpose, and the available measures of disability
  2. Demonstrate the potential use of this data to measure the impact of disability on earnings
  3. Demonstrate the potential use of this data to measure the impact of disability on worklife expectancy
Speaker
Dave Gibson, MBA, CPA, MRC