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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

Household Circumstances

Markers on the path to adult life typically have included financial and residential independence and self-sufficiency, marriage, relationships, and parenting (Hogan and Astone 1986; Modell 1989; Rindfuss 1991). Rates of residential independence, parenting, and marriage did not differ significantly in 2005 compared with 1990 for youth with disabilities as a group.

  • Experiences related to financial independence differed significantly. Youth with disabilities who had been out of high school from 1 to 4 years reported higher rates of having had a savings account in 2005 than in 1990 (56 percent vs. 44 percent, a 12 percentage-point difference).
  • In 2005, youth with disabilities also were more likely to have a checking account than in 1990 (47 percent vs. 25 percent, a 22 percentage-point difference).