Does the Ada Disable the Disabled? - More Comments

11 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2003

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Susan Schwochau

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Peter Blanck

Syracuse University - Burton Blatt Institute

Abstract

This article examines how best to identify individuals with disabilities for analysis of the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. It also explores whether amending the ADA to broaden its definition of disability can be expected to improve the employment prospects of those who seek its protections. Answering these questions requires that we learn much more about the labor force participation decisions of those with disabilities. Our aim here is to encourage further consideration and analysis of these and related questions regarding the possible effects of the ADA and of other environmental factors that affect the labor force participation of those with disabilities.

Suggested Citation

Schwochau, Susan and Blanck, Peter, Does the Ada Disable the Disabled? - More Comments. Industrial Relations, Vol. 42, pp. 67-77, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=371224

Susan Schwochau (Contact Author)

Dickinson Wright PLLC ( email )

Lansing, MI 48933-1816
United States

Peter Blanck

Syracuse University - Burton Blatt Institute ( email )

United States

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