Funder(s)

National Institute on Aging

Funding ID

1P30AG066583

Description/Abstract

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.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

Intellectual Disability, Racial-Ethnic Disparities, Education

Disciplines

Disability Studies | Educational Sociology | Race and Ethnicity | Sociology

Date

4-20-2021

Language

English

Acknowledgements

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.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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