Wage Discrimination Against Workers with Sensory Disabilities

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Marjorie L. Baldwin

Arizona State University - W.P. Carey School of Business

Chung Choe

Hanyang University

Date Written: January 2014

Abstract

We link information on occupation‐specific job demands to data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation to provide first‐ever estimates of wage discrimination against workers with sensory disabilities. Estimates are derived from wage models that control for job demands related to sensory abilities, and interactions between job demands and workers' sensory limitations. Results indicate approximately one third (one tenth) of the male (female) disability‐related wage differential is potentially attributed to discrimination. The results differ from estimates of discrimination against workers with physical disabilities obtained with similar methods, underscoring the importance of accounting for heterogeneity of the disabled population in discrimination studies.

Suggested Citation

Baldwin, Marjorie L. and Choe, Chung, Wage Discrimination Against Workers with Sensory Disabilities (January 2014). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 53, Issue 1, pp. 101-124, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2369598 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irel.12048

Marjorie L. Baldwin (Contact Author)

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Chung Choe

Hanyang University ( email )

Ansan
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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