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In the Know: An Uneven Playing Field - The Lack of Equal Pay for People with Disabilities

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities. To find even more useful resources, visit the LEAD Center Resource Center

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Despite educational attainment, earning inequalities exist between workers with disabilities and those that are not disabled in full-time employment by educational level. This report focuses on the differences between the groups and the factors that affect wages. 

At a time when people with disabilities earn 64 cents for every dollar earned by their non -disabled peers, and 25 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, ensuring people with disabilities the opportunity to achieve "economic self-sufficiency," this report is a must read. Be sure to add it to your resource library and share with your network. 

 

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