ERIC Number: ED021271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Wage Levels in Sheltered Employment.
Button, William H.
This report has presented information regarding the average level of wages paid in a sample of 123 workshops. Many complex influences affect a workshop's wage practice. This was illustrated in the brief analysis of association between a workshop's wage level and disability, business characteristics, job structure, and client characteristics. It is apparent that in most cases workshops who pay clients wages equal to, or in excess of, the minimums now required by law have the following characteristics: (1) older clients with relatively long service in the shop; (2) clients whose basic disabilities are physical impairments or chronic disease; (3) jobs requiring relatively higher levels of skill; and (4) income generated principally by the sale of goods and services. Some workshops paying clients below $0.75 per hour may have characteristics similar in many respects to those enumerated above; however, the statistical analysis of available data suggests that wage levels in sheltered workshops are strongly associated with the organizational profile outlined. (Author)
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Disabilities, Job Skills, Job Training, Mental Retardation, Minimum Wage Legislation, Neurological Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Rehabilitation Programs, Research, Sheltered Workshops, Tenure, Vocational Rehabilitation, Wages
Limited numbers of copies are available from the Reg. Res. Inst., SRS, N.Y. State School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell U., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.