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October 1994, Vol. 117, No. 10
Labor force trends of persons with and without disabilities
Edward H. Yelin
Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, University of California, San Francisco
Patricia P. Katz
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
The views expressed in this article are the authors and are not necessarily a statement of the views of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Trends in labor force participation rates of persons with disabilities follow closely those of persons of the same age and sex who are free of disabilities; in both groups, women fared better than men in the 1970-92 period. This article describes trends in the participation of persons with and without disabilities in the 23 years culminating in 1992, a period preceding the energy crises of the 1970's and encompassing several complete economic cycles. The article then demonstrates that these trends are tied both to the rising participation of women in the labor market and to short-term fluctuations due to economic cycles.
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