Wage Discrimination Against Workers with Sensory Disabilities

Marjorie Baldwin, Chung Choe

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Abstract

We link information on occupation-specific job demands to data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation to provide first-ever estimates of wage discrimination against workers with sensory disabilities. Estimates are derived from wage models that control for job demands related to sensory abilities, and interactions between job demands and workers' sensory limitations. Results indicate approximately one third (one tenth) of the male (female) disability-related wage differential is potentially attributed to discrimination. The results differ from estimates of discrimination against workers with physical disabilities obtained with similar methods, underscoring the importance of accounting for heterogeneity of the disabled population in discrimination studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-124
Number of pages24
JournalIndustrial Relations
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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