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November 2008, Vol. 131, No. 11
The employment rate of people with disabilities
Burt S. Barnow
Associate Director for research and principal research scientist, Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. This article was prepared for the Interagency Committee on Disability Research, 2006 National Disability Employment Research Summit.
Critical issues in evaluating employment policies for the disabled are the measurement of employment status, the measurement of disability status, and the question of which subpopulations of the disabled should be included; no clear consensus has emerged regarding the outcome of these issues, except that surveys must provide more comprehensive coverage.
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