A substantial amount of survey and administrative data relating to disability is currently collected in the United States. The 40 national surveys and associated administrative data sources we reviewed contain a wealth of information about people with disabilities of all ages covering a wide range of topics. Further, in recent years significant pr
There are many factors and tradeoffs to consider in weighing the value of developing a periodic national disability survey versus utilizing other means that leverage existing data collection effort to address disability data limitations. Here, we discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of conducting a national disability survey.
A new, periodic survey focused specifically on disability offers significant potential because, in theory, it could be designed in any manner to address disability data limitations and not be hampered by the structure of existing data collection efforts. Attendees at the FAEP and TAG meetings supported the idea of such a survey but also expressed
Linkages between survey and administrative data can provide longitudinal information to address some disability data limitations, but longitudinal survey data can also be useful for analyzing many issues that cannot be adequately addressed with administrative data alone. As noted previously, about half of the 40 national surveys we reviewed are lo
As discussed in Chapter II , administrative data sources are extensively used by federal and state agencies and, when linked with survey data, add a longitudinal perspective to cross-sectional data. Administrative data also provide more accurate and detailed information about program participation and service use than can be collected via survey.
The perception of several TAG members was that a lot of good disability-related data exists, but that knowledge and use of some data sources are limited. The 40 national surveys reviewed for this project offer a variety of disability-related data. These surveys collect information about people with disabilities that covers a wide array of topic ar
Although extensive information pertaining to disability is collected through national surveys and program administrative data, the existing sources of data on disability have a number of shortcomings that limit their usefulness. Gaps and limitations of available disability-related data were identified by the staff of the state and federal agencies
Many existing national surveys collect disability-related information, and some do so in great detail. There is substantial variation across surveys in terms of target populations, the disability measures used, topics covered, frequency, and design. We provide an overview of the 40 national, federally-sponsored surveys we reviewed for this study,
Federal agencies, policy makers, and researchers use information from national surveys for a variety of purposes, including monitoring the health and well-being of the population, designing new public programs and policies, and understanding the circumstances of vulnerable populations in order to assess the effectiveness of programs. One such vuln
Purpose of the Report
This is the final report of a project that assesses the need for developing and fielding another national disability survey data collection effort. It presents the findings from three principal project activities designed to assess whether existing data are sufficient to answer key disability-related research questions iden
This is the final report of a project that assesses the need for developing and fielding another national disability survey data collection effort. It presents the findings from three principal project activities designed to assess whether existing data are sufficient to answer key disability-related research questions identified by the staffs of
The findings in this report were developed by analyzing administrative data on apprentices and apprenticeship programs collected by the OA from employers, employer associations and labor-management organizations that sponsor apprenticeship programs. Staff from sponsoring programs enters data into an Oracle relational database system called the Reg
The United States faces a critical current and future need for long-term care workers to meet the demands of the aging population. Indeed, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) projects that home care personal care assistants and home health aides (HHAs) will be among the fastest growing occupations in coming years (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009).
Apprenticeship Agreement -- A written agreement, complying with §29.7, between an apprentice and either the apprentices program sponsor, or an apprenticeship committee acting as agent for the program sponsor(s), which contains the terms and conditions of the employment and training of the apprentice.
American Health Care Association. 2011. LTC Stats: Nursing Facility Patient Characteristics Report, June 2011. Washington, DC.
American Health Care Association. 2007. Trend in Certified Nursing Facilities, Beds, and Residents, CMS Nursing Facility OSCAR Standard Health Survey Data, December 7, 2007. Washington, DC.
AAI -- Advancing Apprenticeship Initiative, a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)-led initiative to promote the expansion of registered apprenticeship to high-growth industries that traditionally do not use the apprenticeship model for employer-sponsored training.
CNA -- Certified Nursing Assistant, an occupation in which employees work in free-s
American Health Care Association. (2010). Report of findings 2008: Nursing facility staff vacancy, retention and turnover survey. Washington, DC: American Health Care Association. Available at: http://www.ahcancal.org/research_data/staffing/Documents/Retention_Vacancy_Turnover_Survey2008.pdf .
The long-term care industry faces shortages of highly trained direct care workers. As a result, the industry struggles to improve quality of care and the lives of workers, who often receive low wages and few fringe benefits. Jobs, such as CNAs and HHAs, are often viewed as dead-end jobs, with little opportunity for career advancement. While appren
Survey data collection and analysis is a potential evaluation option to address research questions regarding the apprenticeship experience on topics not available in secondary data. For the LTC RAP evaluation, a survey of apprentices would provide systematic quantitative information on the experiences of apprentices with the LTC RAP compared to di