The Effort to Develop Disability Questions for the Current Population Survey Terence M. McMenamin U.S. Department of La

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´╗┐The Effort to Develop Disability Questions for the Current Population Survey Terence M. McMenamin U.S. Department of Labor Statistics October 5, 2006

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Development of inquiries February 2006 test and results Next strides

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CPS Disability Data The objective of setting handicap addresses in the CPS is to gauge the business populace proportion of the crippled. Once the inquiries are in the CPS, similar information will be accessible for this gathering the CPS accommodates other demographic gatherings.

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Definition of Disability The main prong of the ADA meaning of handicap: The term ""incapacity"" implies, as for an individual, a physical or mental impairment that considerably confines one or more of the significant life exercises of such a individual. This definition was chosen since it could be operationalized in a family overview like the CPS.

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Selecting the Questions Test inquiries were drawn from the accompanying overviews: National Health Interview Survey on Disability (NHIS-D) Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) World Health Organization Disability Assessment Survey (WHO-DAS) National Organization on Disability/Harris Poll Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Quality of Life Module (BRFSS) Census 2000

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Initial Cognitive Interviews Three rounds of intellectual testing were led, first at BLS central command, then at the Westat Research Corporation. A few changes were made to the inquiries as a consequence of this procedure. Toward the end of the intellectual testing, the inquiries were put in the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS).

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The Test Vehicle The National Comorbidity Survey (NCS) Nationally illustrative review Extensive inquiries on psychological well-being Many inquiries on physical prosperity BLS would have the capacity to utilize the respondents' responses to a more full arrangement of inquiries to assess the adequacy of a littler set.

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Final Cognitive Interviews Three territories of concern: How well do the inquiries work with regards to the CPS instrument? How do the inquiries fill in as a set? Ought to the inquiries be regulated at the family unit or individual level?

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The Question Set Does anybody in this family who is 15 years of age or over have: A listening to issue that keeps them from hearing what is said in typical discussion even with a portable amplifier? A dream issue that keeps them from perusing a daily paper notwithstanding when wearing glasses or contacts?

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The Question Set - proceeded with Any condition that generously confines at least one fundamental physical exercises, for example, strolling, climbing stairs, coming to, lifting, or conveying? Some other physical handicap? Any enthusiastic or mental inability?

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The Question Set - proceeded with Because of a physical, mental or enthusiastic condition enduring three months or more, does anybody in the family unit who is 15 years of age or over have: Difficulty learning, recalling or focusing? Trouble taking an interest completely in school, housework, or other day by day exercises?

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February 2006 Test Sponsored by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Goals of the test Assess affect on CPS reaction rates in ensuing months. Assess the handicap rate got from the inquiries. Included 6 of 8 CPS revolutions. Half of test got handicap questions, half did not.

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Summary of results Response rates were minimal influenced. Handicap rates in CPS were lower than in NCS.

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Data Analysis The example dispersion did not shift essentially by age or demographic gathering Differences were not found in finish rates by age or demographic gathering

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Chart 9. "Yes" Response Rate by question Percent SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Chart 7. Inability rates from CPS and NCS by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Disability rate SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Chart 6. Inability rates from CPS and NCS by age Disability rate SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Chart 8. Incapacity rates from CPS by month in test (MIS) Disability rate SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Chart 10a. "Yes" Response Rate by question with CPS Self and Proxy Percent SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Chart 10b. "Yes" Response Rate by question with CPS Self and Proxy Percent SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Chart 11. Work populace proportions by incapacity status and age Employment-populace proportion SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Chart 14. Correlation of incapacity rates NCS, CPS unique calculation, and CPS elective calculation (yes to any question ) Disability rate SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Next Steps Continue assessment of test outcomes ASEC Interviewer questioning information Observations amid gathering Examine aftereffects of ACS substance test Goals for future work: Learn more about the populace recognized Learn more about the populace missed Determine conceivable enhancements

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Further Information A total talk of the push to create inability questions for the CPS is accessible on the web: http://www.bls.gov/metal/pdf/st050190.pdf A more broad examination and set of information tables from the February 2006 handicap test is additionally accessible: http://www.bls.gov/metal/pdf/ec060080.pdf

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