On February 11, 2020, RTC:Rural Director Catherine Ipsen and Research Associate Lillie Greiman presented as part of a panel at the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. Their presentation was titled “Uncovering the intersection of rural and disability.”
Christiane von Reichert, professor of Geography at the University of Montana and a RTC:Rural research partner, was also part of the panel. Her presentation was titled “Using the ACS PUMS to examine disability and migration.”
To view and download presentation files and recordings of the event, follow the link below:
In order to create policies and programs that serve the needs of people with disabilities in rural communities, it is important to know things about them, such as demographic information and location. The federal government maintains several large data sets that collect this information. However, it can be difficult to access rural disability data from these data sets (see Data Limitations in the American Community Survey: The Impact on Rural Disability Research).
To address this, RTC:Rural is conducting rural analyses of existing large data sets to contribute to a national disability statistics resource. Learn more about this project in this recent blog post: Research Snapshot: Expanding the Availability and Quality of Rural Data.
Learn more about some of RTC:Rural’s disability statistics research:
- Sept. 17, 2019: RTC:Rural fact sheet explores insurance coverage rates before and after ACA and Medicaid expansion
- Jan. 10, 2019: RTC:Rural produces fact sheet on employment disparity for rural people with disabilities
- Nov. 7, 2018: Restricted Federal Data holds value for Rural Research
- Sept. 13, 2018: RTC:Rural sponsors workshops on restricted-access federal data
- July 6, 2017: New research explores disability at the household level