Assessing the Need for a National Disability Survey: Final Report. C. Report Organization


The remainder of the report is organized as follows:

  • In Chapter II, we discuss the concept of disability and disability measurement, provide an overview of the disability data landscape based on our review of the 40 national surveys, and describe limitations of the existing disability data from the perspective of the federal agencies that provided input on their data needs.

  • In Chapter III, we discuss various approaches to addressing disability data limitations that build on existing data collection efforts.

  • In Chapter IV we discuss options for conducting a new data collection effort by means of a periodic national disability survey, focusing on key design features and considerations for such a survey.

  • We provide conclusions and a discussion of potential next steps in Chapter V.

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