Economic status of individuals who are D/HH

There is a vast literature available about the benefits of college graduation for the general poplulation. An excellent summary of this research can be found in Education Pays published by the College Board. However, little information can be found in the literature about the benefits of education for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Data reported in this section are from the 2011 American Community Survey(ACS). The ACS is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. Since the ACS includes a variable about hearing, it can be used to assess the economic status of individuals who are D/HH.  Data in this section include Earnings by Education, Labor Force Participation Rate, Unemployment Rate, and  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).