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1 Postsecondary Education and Disability: National Trends, Public Policy, and Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute www.edi.cornell.edu Katherine Fahey, Director Student Disability Services David Brewer, Sr. Extension Associate Employment and Disability Institute
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2 Purpose To understand the postsecondary education for people with disabilities: -employment trends -applicable laws -how this is realized at Cornell
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Employment Statistics from the 2007 American Community Survey (U.S. Census) 12% of people ages 21 to 64 have a disability Of those, 36.9% are employed 21.2% are working full time/full year The median income for households w/ PWD working full time/full year was $38,400, compared to $61,000 for households w/o 3
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College Makes a Difference… (U.S. Census, 2005) Workers 18 and over with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $51,206 a year Same group, but with just a high school diploma earn an average of $27,915 a year 4
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% of working-age people with disabilities in college (ACS, 2007): High School Diploma Some College or an Associates Degree Bachelor’s Degree or More 35.3% 27.9% 12.5% 5
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2009 for the course ILRCB 1200 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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