By David Strauser Ph.D.

This textual content offers, from a rehabilitation point of view, entire assurance of the dominant theories and methods concerning the occupational improvement, vocational habit, and the organizational components that influence the profession improvement and employment of people with disabilities. it really is designed for the CORE-mandated required direction on employment and profession improvement for the Master's measure in rehabilitation counseling and for authorized expert Counselor certification. because the in basic terms booklet in rehabilitation and counseling that widely addresses occupation improvement and employment of people with disabilities, it's a significant contribution to the literature.

Topics coated contain significant constructs in occupation improvement and employment of disabled participants, theoretical foundations, occupational evaluate, details and review, intervention options, and populations and settings. To facilitate studying and advertise program of theories and methods, every one bankruptcy comprises bankruptcy goals, dialogue and assessment questions, and case reports. An instructor's handbook is additionally incorporated.

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We next examine the degree of involvement or attachment to the labor force, among workers. We find that workers with disabilities are much more likely than workers without disabilities to be employed part-time, only for part of the year, or both. About 65% of workers without disabilities, but only 49% of workers without disabilities are full-time, full-year workers. An additional 20% of workers with disabilities do work full time but only for part of the year. The remainder of workers with disabilities work part time for the full year (13%) or part time for part of the year (18%).

Disability Prevalence and Economic Outcomes 29 with hearing disabilities have wages that are closest to those of individuals without disabilities, while workers with cognitive and vision disabilities have the lowest wages. It is important to note that the difference in earnings could reflect a number of factors: (1) workers with disabilities could choose occupations or industries with lower levels of compensation, (2) workers in lower paid jobs may be more likely to become disabled, (3) workers with disabilities may get paid less at the same jobs either due to lower productivity or discrimination.

Interestingly, workers with disabilities are slightly more likely to be working for the federal government than workers without disabilities (21% vs. 17% ) and less likely to be working at the local government level (47% vs. 52%). Program and Policy Implications The patterns of heterogeneity in employment rates in terms of disability, demographics, education, and state of residence are consistent with and amplify many of the prominent programmatic and policy issues related to disability and employment.

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