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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: Percent of working age people on the Developmental Disabilities Waiver who have monthly earnings.

The percent of working age (22-64 years of age) people on the Developmental Disabilities Waiver with monthly earnings has remained constant.

To help track progress, counties similar in population size are grouped together and called a "cohort." Cohort 3 represents Minnesota's mid-size counties and has the highest percent of people on the DD waiver with monthly earnings.

Why this measure is important?

Working and earnings are important to people with developmental disabilities as they become more independent. Studies have shown that outcomes like choice and self-esteem improve once a person with a disability is working and earning money. Work provides opportunities for a person to contribute to their community and beyond.

What is included in the measure?

The number of working age people on the DD Waiver with monthly earnings.

What does it mean?

A higher percent means that more working age people on the DD Waiver are employed and earning income. When the percent is low, it means that fewer people have a chance to work. A higher percent means more people with developmental disabilities have employment.

How is it calculated?

The number of working age people on the DD Waiver that have monthly earnings divided by the total number of working age people on the DD Waiver.

Percent of working age people on the DD Waiver with monthly earnings by graph

Graph of percent of working age people on the DD Waiver with monthly earnings

Percent of working age people on the DD Waiver with monthly earnings by table / by map (PDF)

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

70.9%

70.3%

70.8%

70.8%

70.8%

Cohort 1

76.8%

77.4%

77.5%

74.7%

75.6%

Cohort 2

78.0%

78.3%

77.3%

77.8%

79.3%

Cohort 3

80.2%

78.9%

78.8%

79.3%

78.7%

Cohort 4

73.9%

72.5%

72.6%

72.1%

72.2%

Cohort 5

63.2%

62.7%

64.3%

64.4%

64.2%

Data source

DHS Data Warehouse

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