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Title:Disability, Gender and the Labour Market PDF Logo
Authors:Jones, Melanie K.
Latreille, Paul L.
Sloane, Peter J.
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 936
Abstract:Using data from the 2002 LFS, we examine the impact of disability on labour market outcomes by gender. Our results indicate that substantial differences in both the likelihood of employment and levels of earnings exist, despite several years of operation of the Disability Discrimination Act. Significant heterogeneity within the disabled group is identified: those suffering from mental health forms of disability fare particularly badly. Wage decompositions suggest the ?penalty? for disability is greater for women than for men. Using the Baldwin and Johnson (1992) methodology, we find the employment effects associated with wage discrimination against the disabled are very small.
Subjects:disability
gender
employment
wage discrimination
decomposition analysis
JEL:I1
J3
J2
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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