Disability rates among minorities add to job barriers
From the Disability Messenger
By Paul M. Igasaki
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Associated Organization: President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
Country of Origin: USA
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Insufficient attention has been paid to the fact that minorities have a higher prevelance of disabilities than the white population....
The disability rate for Asians and Pacific Islanders is 12.1 percent, 11.4 percent for adolescent and working-age adults. The overall disability rate for male and female Asian-Americans is about the same, with women having a slightly higher rate of severe disability (8.1 percent) than men (6.1 percent).
These figures, do not show substantial
differences between Asian ethnic groups, however, though significantly higher
rates are reported among refugees and immigrants.....
Disability Association(s): All Disabilities
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