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DH-16 Data Details

DH-16 Increase employment among people with disabilities

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Current Population Survey (CPS); U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (Census and DOL/BLS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
19.2 (2009)
Target
21.1
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 16 to 64 years with disabilities who are in the U.S. labor force
Denominator
Number of persons aged 16 to 64 years with disabilities in the U.S.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 Current Population Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Does anyone in this household have a business or farm?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Last week, did you do any work for either pay or profit?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Last week, did you do any unpaid work in the family business or farm?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Last week (in addition to the business) did you have a job, either full time or part time? Include any job from which you were temporarily absent.

  1. Yes
  2. No

Last week, were you on layoff from a job?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[If yes:] Has your employer given you a date to return to work?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[If No to return date:] Have you been given any indication that you will be recalled to work within the next six months?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Have you been doing anything to find work during the last four weeks?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What are all of the things you have done to find work during the last four weeks?

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

[DISABILITY IDENTIFIERS: The CPS asks for an age and disability indicator for persons aged 16 to 64 years with disabilities in the U.S.]

This month we want to learn about people who have physical, mental or emotional conditions that cause serious difficulty with their daily activities. Please answer for household members who are 16 years old or over.

Is anyone deaf or do they have serious difficulty hearing?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Is this person blind or do they have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, does this person have serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Does this person have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Does this person have difficulty dressing or bathing?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, does this person have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The Employment Rate = Number of persons employed / Civilian noninstitutionalized population

Individuals, aged 16 to 64 years, are considered to be employed if they answered "yes" to either the second or third question (paid work or unpaid work in the family business last week) and worked 15 or more hours in the week.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 06-08 in that the data source for the Healthy People 2010 objective was the National Health Interview Survey and the age range monitored was 18 to 64 years. The data source for Healthy People 2020 was changed to the Current Population Survey, which enabled monitoring a broader age range (16 to 64 years).

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Current Population Survey (CPS), 2010 [Internet]. Washington (DC): Bureau of labor Statistics. c2010 – [cited 2010, Mar 10.]. Available from http://www.bls.census.gov/cps/bqestair.htm
  2. Labor force statistics from the current population survey [Internet database]. Washington (DC): Bureau of Labor Statistics. c2010 – [cited 2010 Mar 11.]. Available from http://www.bls.gov/webapps/legacy/cpsatab6.htm