Is Disability Disabling in All Workplaces? Workplace Disparities and Corporate Culture

30 Pages Posted: 12 May 2009

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Lisa Schur

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations - New Brunswick

Douglas L. Kruse

Rutgers University

Joseph Blasi

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations - New Brunswick

Peter Blanck

Syracuse University - Burton Blatt Institute

Abstract

Using nearly 30,000 employee surveys from fourteen companies, we find disability is linked to lower average pay, job security, training, and participation in decisions, and to more negative attitudes toward the job and company. Disability gaps in attitudes vary substantially, however, across companies and worksites, with no attitude gaps in worksites rated highly by all employees for fairness and responsiveness. The results indicate that corporate cultures that are responsive to the needs of all employees are especially beneficial for employees with disabilities.

Suggested Citation

Schur, Lisa and Kruse, Douglas L. and Blasi, Joseph R. and Blanck, Peter, Is Disability Disabling in All Workplaces? Workplace Disparities and Corporate Culture. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 48, Issue 3, pp. 381-410, July 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1402968 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2009.00565.x

Lisa Schur (Contact Author)

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Douglas L. Kruse

Rutgers University ( email )

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Joseph R. Blasi

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations - New Brunswick ( email )

Piscataway, NJ 08854
United States
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732-445-2830 (Fax)

Peter Blanck

Syracuse University - Burton Blatt Institute ( email )

United States

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