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Employment and Work

Employment and Work

September 2012 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues facing people with disabilities in employment and the work environment, and is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which examines topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The presentational style (concise and engaging) emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

"This well-organized, concise volume is interdisciplinary and somewhat international in scope, though the focus is on the US....This volume makes clear the history and thorough research that has been done on this topic....The volume offers a wealth of data and statistics. For readers ranging from generalists to policy makers, this is an excellent place to begin research on this topic. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Academic and public libraries; lower-level undergraduates and up; general readers."

S.J. Bryant
Michigan State University

Susanne M. Bruyère

Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, is currently Professor of Disability Studies, Director of the Employment and Disability Institute, and Associate Dean of Outreach at the Cornell University ILR (Industrial and Labor Relations) School in Ithaca, New York.Dr. Bruyère is currently Project Director and Co-Principal Investigator of numerous federally sponsored research, dissemination, and technical assistance efforts focused on employment and disability policy and effective workplace practices for people with disabilities, including the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability and Employment Policy National Technical Assistance, Policy, and... More About Author

Linda Barrington

Linda Barrington, Ph.D., is Managing Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS) in the ILR School at Cornell University. ICS is an interdisciplinary initiative that analyzes, teaches, and communicates broadly about monetary and nonmonetary rewards from work. Dr. Barrington’s work appears in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Economic History, and the Historical Statistics of the U.S., as well as in numerous business/practitioner reports. She is editor and contributing author to The Other Side of the Frontier: Economic Explorations into Native American Economic History.Dr. Barrington has received... More About Author

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