Title: Investigation of data relating to blind and partially sighted people in the quarterly Labour Force Survey: October 2009 to September 2012
Author: Rachel Hewett, Publisher: RNIB, Year of publication: 2013
RNIB commissioned researchers from Birmingham University to undertake statistical analysis of data from the quarterly Labour Force Survey (LFS). The report provided detailed analysis of the employment status and economic activity of people with seeing difficulties and enabled comparison with the general population.BackgroundThe statistics presented in this report provide the results of an analysis of recent data from the quarterly Labour Force Survey (LFS) that was carried out for RNIB by researchers from Birmingham university. The report provides statistics on the employment status and economic activity of people of working age who through self report are defined as long term disabled with a seeing difficulty. Because of the small sample size for people long term disabled with a seeing difficulty, the findings that are presented have been aggregated over 12 quarters from October 2009 to September 2012. This latest report follows two previous reports of data from the LFS (Meager and Carta, 2008; Hewett and Douglas, 2011) and enables us to continue to track the economic activity of people disabled with a seeing difficulty since the start of the economic downturn.