ERIC Number: ED438633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Employment Experience of Persons with Limitations in Physical Functioning: An Analysis of the 1996 California Work and Health Survey. Disability Statistics Report 12.
Trupin, Laura; Yelin, Edward
This report uses data from the California Work and Health Survey (a random sample of 2,310 California adults), conducted in July 1996, to compare labor force status, employment history, and experience of work for persons with and without disabilities. Results found: (1) the largest difference in the employment experience of persons with and without physical functional limitations is in their labor force participation rate, with persons with functional limitations less than half as likely to be in the labor force; (2) part-time employment is more common among persons with many functional limitations; (3) persons with fewer limitations in physical functioning are more likely to be employed in skilled trade occupations; (4) persons with more limitations in physical functioning report less satisfaction with their current jobs and are less optimistic about future prospects; (5) loss of a job during the past five years is no more common for persons with physical functional limitations than for those without; and (6) among persons who are not currently in the labor force, those with more functional limitations are less likely to report a desire to work. Appendices include statistical charts on labor force status and functional limitation status. (Contains 27 references and 5 tables.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Employment, Employment Experience, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Individual Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, Labor Force, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Physical Disabilities, Severity (of Disability), State Surveys, Tables (Data), Underemployment, Work Attitudes
Disability Statistics Center, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0646, Laurel Heights, 3333 California St., San Francisco, CA 94143-0646. Tel: 415-502-5210. For full text: http://www.dsc.ucsf.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Disability Statistics Center.
Identifiers - Location: California