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ERIC Number: EJ821374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-3552
Unintended Consequences of State and Federal Antidiscrimination and Family Medical Leave Legislation on the Employment Rates of Persons with Disabilities
Lehmann, Ilana; Crimando, William
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v51 n3 p159-169 2008
Although some writers have suggested that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), contrary to its intent, was responsible for a decline in employment for persons with disabilities, there is little strong empirical support for such an assertion. This study is an attempt to demonstrate that, in fact, the dismal labor market experience following passage of the ADA was an unintended consequence of other factors--namely, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and similar state legislation--even though such legislation was not originally meant as disability legislation. A time-series design using data from the Current Population Survey supports this contention (p less than 0.05). Numerous implications for rehabilitation counselors, educators, and researchers are discussed.
SAGE Publications and Hammill Institute on Disabilities. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Family and Medical Leave Act 1993