ERIC Number: ED331231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
An Analysis of Minority Status Supported Employees in Relation to Placement Approach and Selected Outcomes.
Wilson, Philip G.; And Others
This study investigated potential differences between nonminority and minority groups of individuals with disabilities, in terms of employment placement approach utilized and employment outcomes achieved. The 173 minority status individuals represented four subgroups: Black, Hispanic, Asian, and American Indian. Dependent variables analyzed included: primary disability; intelligence quotient; age; gender; previous placement (developmental training, regular workshop, or work adjustment training); placement approach (individual, group, or mobile work crew); wages earned per hour; hours worked per month; and monthly earnings. Results showed that there were not significant differences among minority subgroups for intelligence quotient, age, average hours worked per month, or mean monthly wages. However, Hispanics earned significantly more money per hour than Asians. The study also found that minority-status supported employees were somewhat younger, had higher intelligence quotient scores, and had higher monthly wages than their 696 nonminority counterparts. (15 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Rusch, Frank R., Research in Secondary Special Education and Transitional Employment; see EC 300 209.