Examines the labor data that exists for persons with disabilities and makes the case that more work needs to be done closing their wage gap.

“For people with disabilities, does attaining educational success equal to that of their non-disabled peers ensure opportunities for financial independence and success? The existing disability literature compares earnings and income between people with disabilities and those without, examines employment rates among people with different types of disabilities, and identifies labor market outcomes for specific populations with disabilities (e.g., male heads of households and post-high school young adults). However, the current research does not describe the income difference between people with disabilities and their non-disabled counterparts in full-time employment by educational level. Nor does it describe the subsequent economic impact on individuals, states, or the nation. To address this gap in research, our study focuses on two pertinent questions:  1) Do earnings differ between these two groups after accounting for educational attainment and workforce participation? 2) If so, how great is that discrepancy and what is its economic impact?” (p.1).

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