The HALS data cannot be compared with the 2001 and 2006 data because of significant differences in sampling plans, the operational definition of the target population and the content of the questionnaires. [...] Introduction 5 2009 Federal Disability Report •. Labour force attachment and the employment rate for people with disabilities increased during the period of economic growth between 2001 and 2006, with growth in full-time year-round employment and in the employment of women with disabilities. [...] Severity of disability is a strong predictor of caregiving need: 85.6% of adults (age 15 and over) with severe to very severe disabilities require caregiving assistance, while 49.3% of adults with mild to moderate disabilities require assistance. [...] Despite the importance of education in ensuring the inclusion of people with disabilities, both children and adults experience barriers to formal education and training. [...] Youth aged 15 to 24 In 2006, 76.8% of youth with disabilities aged 15 to 19 and 30.0% of youth with disabilities aged 20 to 24 were attending school.
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