The Disability System and Programs to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities (Journal Article)

Publisher: IZA Journal of Labor Policy, vol. 2, no. 4
Apr 25, 2013
David Wittenburg, David R. Mann, and Allison Thompkins
This paper examines employment-focused interventions in the U.S. disability system. The review illustrates the challenges of developing and implementing these types of initiatives, despite substantial policy interest. Findings indicate that none of the demonstrations has the potential to lead to substantial caseload reductions that could reverse program growth. However, they can inform future designs and point to the importance of customizing supports to very well-defined target populations.

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U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

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