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ERIC Number: ED474842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 233
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-88099-251-4
The Labor Market Experience of Workers with Disabilities: The ADA and Beyond.
Hotchkiss, Julie L.
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the recent labor market experience of American workers with disabilities and an assessment of the impact the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has had on that experience. Since one intention of the ADA is to break down barriers to employment for the disabled, the analyses focus on labor demand issues. Using datasets from the Current Population Survey and the Survey of Income and Program Participation, the book explores the employment outcomes among disabled and nondisabled workers between 1981-2000. It compares their levels of wages and benefits, focusing on how relative earnings for workers with disabilities have changed over time and whether any impact on those earnings coincided with implementation of the ADA. Next, it examines job quality issues, such as hours of work, including whether disabled workers' jobs are more or less likely to be full- or part-time, distribution of disabled and nondisabled workers across occupations and industries, and representation of disabled workers in "desirable" occupations. The book moves to job separations, unemployment, and job search experiences of the disabled, and the impact of state-level legislation on wages, employment, and hours of disabled workers in different states. It concludes with an overview of policy implications and recommendations. Appendixes include samples construction, supplemental tables, state disability legislation, 109 references, and index. (YLB)
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (ISBN-0-88099-252-2 (cloth) $40; ISBN-0-88099-251-4 (paper) $20). Tel: 616-343-4330; Fax: 616-343-7310; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990