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ERIC Number: EJ880868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Stuck in a Loop: Individual and System Barriers for Job Seekers with Disabilities
Hall, Jean P.; Parker, Kathy
Career Development Quarterly, v58 n3 p246-256 Mar 2010
Research conducted within Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996) and Workforce Investment Act of 1998 systems indicates pervasive issues hindering program effectiveness for job seekers with disabilities. This population frequently experiences employment barriers beyond those of able-bodied job seekers, including significantly lower self-esteem. Service providers need and want information about disability but do not know how to obtain it. Program staff and job seekers with disabilities get stuck in a loop wherein each questions their ability and neither feels empowered to make meaningful changes to improve outcomes. Career counselors may need to expand their role to be more culturally relevant for these clients.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Workforce Investment Act 1998