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Education and Disability

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Education and Disability


There is a very strong association between years of school completed and the likelihood of having a disability. For example, among persons 25 to 64 years old, the proportion with a severe disability was 22.8 percent among persons who had not completed high school, 8.7 percent among high school graduates, 6.3 percent among persons who had completed some college but were not graduates, and 3.2 percent among college graduates (see table 12 ). The link between education and disability was also observable among the 65 years old and over population. Among members of this age group, the proportion with a severe disability was 44.7 percent among those who had not finished high school and 20.0 percent among those who had finished college (see table 13).

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