The Effects of Vocational Rehabilitation for People Who are Blind or Vision-Impaired
39 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2023
Date Written: July 2023
We construct a structural model of participation in vocational rehabilitation and labor market outcomes for people with vision impairments. There are multiple services to choose among, and each has different effects on employment and earnings. We estimate negative effects for most service types, leading to surprisingly low rates of return to VR service receipt. The negative returns are strongly affected by large administrative costs.
Keywords: vocational rehabilitation, earnings, employment, disability
JEL Classification: I120, J140, J240, J310
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