The effects of impairments on employment and wages: Estimates from the 1984 and 1990 SIPP

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Abstract

Unlike the minority groups covered by civil rights laws in the past, the disabled population is a heterogeneous group. Because of differences in the nature and onset of health conditions, it is important to study the labor market experiences of different impairment groups separately, rather than treating 'disabled workers' as a single group. This article uses data from the 1984 and the 1990 panels of the Survey of Income and Program Participation to analyze trends in the employment and wages of six impairment groups in the years immediately preceding the ADA. The results confirm the diversity of labor market experiences within the disabled population and suggest that policies designed to improve labor market outcomes for workers with disabilities in response to the ADA should be targeted to the different needs of different impairment groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-27
Number of pages21
JournalBehavioral Sciences and the Law
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 14 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Law

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