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Disability and Equity at Work$
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Jody Heymann, Michael Ashley Stein, and Gonzalo Moreno

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199981212

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.001.0001

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Finding and Maintaining Employment

Finding and Maintaining Employment

Lessons from Workplace Nondiscrimination Measures in High-Income Countries

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(p.42) Chapter 3 Finding and Maintaining Employment
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Disability and Equity at Work
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Susanne M. Bruyère

Sara A. Van Looy

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.003.0003

This chapter explores ways to measure the effect that different workplace policies and practices have on the ability of individuals with disabilities to enter and subsequently remain in the labor force. The chapter describes workforce practices for the integration of persons with disabilities and provides examples of different employer-focused types of research, such as employment disability discrimination claims; analyses of human resource and workplace policies and practices, including data collection through business and disability advocacy networks; company archival data and analytics; and in-depth company case studies that use measures to assess the workplace culture of inclusion for people with disabilities. For each measurement approach described, key findings, and their implications for future workplace policy and practice are presented.

Keywords:   disability, disability discrimination, discrimination measurement, employer measures, employment, human resources, organizational practices, workforce participation, workplace discrimination, workplace policy

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