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September 2002

Work shifts and disability: a national view

Harriet B. Presser, Barbara Altman

More than one-fifth of employed persons with disabilities work late or rotating shifts, about the same percentage as nondisabled workers; in general, day workers with disabilities receive lower hourly wages than nondisabled day workers, but, except for men with severe disabilities, nonday workers with disabilities receive wages similar to those of their nondisabled counterparts.

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