National Institute on Aging
Racial-ethnic minorities with intellectual disability experience compound disadvantage because of the intersection of their disability and racial minority group status. This research brief examines whether birth cohort trends (from the early-1900s to late-1990s) in educational attainment among adults with intellectual disability differed among non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, and Hispanics. Results show that although all racial-ethnic groups saw a substantial increase in the probability of attaining a high school degree or more over subsequent birth cohorts, the timing and amount of education attained varied across racial-ethnic groups.
Intellectual Disability, Racial-Ethnic Disparities, Education
Disability Studies | Educational Sociology | Race and Ethnicity | Sociology
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Erin Bisesti is an affiliate of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies, which receives funding from the National Institute on Aging (grant # 1P30AG066583). The author would like to thank Janet Wilmoth and Shannon Monnat for their edits on an earlier version of this brief.
Bisesti, Erin, "Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Educational Attainment Among Adults with Intellectual Disability" (2021). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 131.
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