DIEP RRTC

Disability Research Publications

The DIEP-RRTC features working papers, employment policy briefs, newsletters, academic articles, presentations, online and in-person training, and technical assistance support for policymakers, business leaders, vocational rehabilitation and employment support professionals, and people with disabilities.

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Current DIEP RRTC Publications

The publications have been developed by the DIEP RRTC staff and partners on various research and topic areas for policymakers, business leaders, vocational rehabilitation and employment support professionals, and people with disabilities.

American Association of People with Disabilities & Disability:IN
2020
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a prominent benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and America’s top 200 revenue grossing law firms (Am Law 200) to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion against competitors.
Nanette Goodman and Michael Morris
2019
The report finds that, in the 29 years since the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, ensuring all individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve “economic self-sufficiency,” this population still faces numerous financial hurdles and roadblocks to financial inclusion. Based on data mined from the 2017 FDIC National Survey on Unbanked and Underbanked Households, this insightful report highlights the financial choices and banking habits of adults with disabilities.
Douglas Kruse, Lisa Schur, Sean Rogers, and Mason Ameri
2018
We analyze competing explanations for the lower pay of employees with disabilities, using 2008–2014 data from the American Community Survey matched to O*Net data on occupational job requirements.
Nanette Goodman, Nick Canfield, and Michael Morris
2018
Americans with disabilities face significant barriers to financial wellness. They are less likely than those without disabilities to be employed, and more likely to have low incomes, have difficulty making ends meet, have past due medical bills, lack access to emergency funds, use non-bank borrowing methods and have a lower level of financial knowledge. These findings—described in detail in Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities, a 2017 report by National Disability Institute (NDI) based on the FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s National Financial Capability Study—identify challenges to financial well-being for people with disabilities that go above and beyond the challenges faced by others with similar incomes.
Nanette Goodman, Bonnie O’Day, and Michael Morris
2017
This report analyzes data from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation’s National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) to reveal the most comprehensive picture to date of how people with disabilities manage financial resources and make financial decisions.

Articles of Interest

The articles of interest have been identified by the DIEP RRTC staff and partners as important information on employment topic areas for policymakers, business leaders, vocational rehabilitation and employment support professionals, and people with disabilities.

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