ERIC Number: ED282084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
The ICD Survey II: Employing Disabled Americans. A Nationwide Survey of 920 Employers. Study No. 864009.
National Council on the Handicapped, Washington, DC.; International Center for the Disabled, New York, NY.; President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.; Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
A survey explored what 921 managers nationwide are doing to employ disabled people and return disabled employees to work. It identified barriers that prevent employers from hiring disabled people and steps public and private sectors could take to increase their employment. Employers gave their disabled employees high marks as hard working, reliable, and productive employees. The cost of employing disabled people was not a significant barrier. Most employers appeared willing to consider the employment of more disabled people if they are qualified. Survey evidence indicated that employment of disabled people is unlikely to increase significantly without new stimulation. Most employers believed that their company was doing enough to employ disabled people, that a shortage of qualified disabled job applicants was a major barrier, and that the hiring of the disabled had a lower priority than the hiring of minority groups and the elderly. They said that a majority of employees who became disabled returned to work. Employers were supportive of rehabilitation of employees who became disabled and felt their companies were doing enough to rehabilitate them. Most managers supported proposed initiatives and policy changes to increase employment of disabled people and the concept that civil rights laws should apply. (The questionnaire is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Social Security Administration (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on the Handicapped, Washington, DC.; International Center for the Disabled, New York, NY.; President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.; Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: For a related document, see ED 278 189.