The Emerging Workforce of Entrepreneurs with Disabilities: Preliminary Study of Entrepreneurship in Iowa

Posted: 25 Mar 2003

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Peter Blanck

Syracuse University - Burton Blatt Institute

Leonard A. Sandler

University of Iowa College of Law

James L. Schmeling

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Helen A. Schartz

University of Iowa College of Law

Abstract

This article explores one point in the continuum of employment activities of persons with disabilities - self-employment and entrepreneurial activity. The investigation examines how self-employment expands employment opportunities and improves quality of life for people with disabilities in Iowa. The centerpiece of the article is an exploratory study of Iowa's Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (EWD) program, including an organizational analysis of the EWD program, demographic analysis of EWD applicants, and interviews with EWD participants.

Keywords: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, ADA, disability, discrimination, Iowa, entrepreneur, employment, self-employment, health law, health policy

JEL Classification: I18, J2, J23, J7, J70, J71, J78, K2, K31, K1, K49

Suggested Citation

Blanck, Peter and Sandler, Leonard A. and Schmeling, James L. and Schartz, Helen A., The Emerging Workforce of Entrepreneurs with Disabilities: Preliminary Study of Entrepreneurship in Iowa . Iowa Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 5, August 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=382587

Peter Blanck (Contact Author)

Syracuse University - Burton Blatt Institute ( email )

United States

Leonard A. Sandler

University of Iowa College of Law ( email )

Melrose and Byington
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

James L. Schmeling

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Helen A. Schartz

University of Iowa College of Law ( email )

Melrose and Byington
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

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