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Comparisons Across Time of the Outcomes of Youth With Disabilities up to 4 Years After High School
NCSER 2010-3008
September 2010

Engagement in Postsecondary Education or Employment

At the time of the interview employed youth with disabilities were more likely toreceive paid vacation or sick leave in 1990 than 2005 (60 percent vs. 38 percent, 22 percentage-point difference).

  • Youth with disabilities were more likely to have been reported to be employed and/orattending postsecondary school at the time of the 2005 interview, as compared withthe 1990 interview (86 percent vs. 65 percent, 21 percentage-point difference).
  • Related to the combination of ways youth with disabilities had been engaged, rates of engaging solely in postsecondary education or in employment did not differ significantly between 1990 and 2005. In contrast, youth with disabilities were 15 percentage-points more likely to be engaged in both activities—school and work—concurrently at the time of the interview in 2005 (21 percent) as compared with 1990 (6 percent).