Figure 14 Distribution of Disabled Individuals across Disability Type SIPP 19861997

50 45 40 35

Musculoskeletal and special senses

Internal systems

[Til Neurological and mental disorders

Musculoskeletal and special senses

Internal systems

[Til Neurological and mental disorders

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

neurological and mental disorders classification, while the proportion for internal systems has declined slightly, and that for musculoskeletal and special senses has remained fairly consistent over the time period. These four classifications will be used to determine whether the labor market experience varies across type of disability, an important consideration when trying to mold policy to impact those most affected.

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