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ERIC Number: EJ821368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-3552
The Ticket to Work Program and Beneficiaries with Blindness or Low Vision: Characteristics of Beneficiaries Who Assign Their Tickets and Preliminary Outcomes
Capella-McDonnall, Michele
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v51 n2 p85-95 2008
Using Social Security Administration data, the author evaluated the characteristics of beneficiaries who were blind and visually impaired and who assigned their tickets, the characteristics of beneficiaries who assigned their tickets to employment networks (ENs), and preliminary employment outcomes. The characteristics that predicted assignment of a ticket were younger age, higher education level, no additional disability, receipt of social security disability insurance, and African American or White race/ethnicity. The only substantial predictor of assignment of a ticket to an EN was race/ethnicity, with all minority groups more likely to assign to ENs than were White beneficiaries. Differences in employment outcomes based on assignment to an EN versus a state vocational rehabilitation agency were found, with preliminary evidence favoring outcomes for beneficiaries served by ENs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security; Social Security Disability Insurance