ERIC Number: EJ758117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Urban Youth with Disabilities: Factors Affecting Transition Employment
Fabian, Ellen S.
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v50 n3 p130-138 Spr 2007
Although postsecondary employment outcomes for transition-age youth with disabilities have improved over the past decade, minority youth with disabilities continue to lag behind their peers in achieving a job. This study of predominantly minority youth participating in the Marriott Foundation's Bridges From School to Work Program from 2000 to 2005 analyzed data for 4,571 urban youth to determine what factors are associated with securing employment, and the nature of the jobs that are secured. Findings indicated that 68% of the youth in the program secured a job, a rate considerably higher than the national average. Results of the study also indicate that gender, previous vocational experience, and receipt of Social Security benefits were among the significant factors predicting employment.
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Employment Potential, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Minority Groups, Program Effectiveness, Sex, Transitional Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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