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New Estimates of Disability-Related Wage Discrimination with Controls for Job Demands

Marjorie Baldwin and Chung Choe ()

No 2010-14, LISER Working Paper Series from LISER

Abstract: Using data from 2004 SIPP, matched to job demands from O*Net, we provide new estimates of disability-related wage discrimination. We apply state-of-the-art econometric methods to wage models which include job demands and interactions between demands and functional limitations. The interaction terms are interpreted as measures of how well disabled workers „match? to jobs which minimize the effects of functional limitations. The results suggest traditional discrimination models underestimate potential effects of disability-related discrimination by penalizing workers for limitations which may not affect their job performance. The bias is greater for men, who generally appear to find better matches than do women.

Keywords: Job demand; Disability; Wage Discrimination (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 46 pages
Date: 2010-07
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