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Disability and Employer Practices: Research across the Disciplines

Susanne M. Bruyère


This book is about the employment of people with disabilities in the United States and the important role of employer practices. Nearly one in five people report some form of disability, and they are only half as likely to be employed as those without disabilities. With the aging workforce and returning military veterans both contributing to increasing number of disabilities in the workplace, there is an urgent need for better ways to address continuing employment disparities for people with disabilities. Examining employer behaviors is critical to changing this trend. It is essential to under ... More

Keywords: disabilities, disabled people, United States, employer practices, workplace, employment disparities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501700583
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501700583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanne M. Bruyère, editor
Cornell University

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1 Disability and Employment: Framing the Problem, and Our Transdisciplinary Approach

Susanne M. Bruyère, Sara VanLooy, Sarah von Schrader, and Linda Barrington

3 Exploring National Survey Data

William A. Erickson, Arun Karpur, and Kevin F. Hallock

4 Using Administrative Data

Hassan Enayati and Sarah von Schrader

5 Surveying Employers and Individuals with Disabilities

William A. Erickson, Sarah von Schrader, and Sara VanLooy

6 Conducting Case Studies

Lisa H. Nishii and Susanne M. Bruyère

7 Translating Knowledge to Practice, and the Way Forward

Susanne M. Bruyère, Ellice Switzer, Sara VanLooy, Sarah von Schrader, and Linda Barrington