The Role of Workplace Accommodations in the Employment of People with Disabilities

This article, published in the IZA Journal of Labor Policy, highlights the prevalence of workplace accommodations and how they reduce employment barriers and increase access for people with disabilities. The article finds that people with disabilities that are not working cite employment barriers that could be addressed by accommodations. Additionally, people with poorer health are less likely to get needed accommodations in the workplace. Most importantly, the article highlights that accommodations are positively correlated with continued employment.
Record Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Date: 
December, 2017
December 2017
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Target Populations
  • Employment
  • Special Populations
    • Disabled Individuals