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ERIC Number: EJ987051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Workforce Development Policy: Unrealized Potential for Americans with Disabilities
Golden, Thomas P.; Bruyere, Susanne M.; Karpur, Arun; Nazarov, Zafar; VanLooy, Sara; Reiter, Beth
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v26 n1 p5-18 2012
Individuals with disabilities have lower rates of workforce participation and lower earnings than their nondisabled peers. This article traces the history of the U.S. workforce development policy framework, including the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the impact of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 on both of these policies. Reviewing literature and administrative data, we discuss how these policies have impacted current rehabilitation practice and identify remaining service delivery gaps. We conclude with a set of recommendations for enhancing the current workforce development policy and practice environment. (Contains 6 endnotes and 4 tables.)
National Council on Rehabilitation Education. 1099 East Champlain Drive Suite A PMB Number 137, Fresno, CA 93720; Tel: 559-906-0787; Fax: 559-412-2550; e-mail: info@ncre.org; Web site: http://www.ncre.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973; Workforce Investment Act 1998