Expanding Employment Discrimination Protections for Individuals with Disabilities: Evidence from California
No 1601, Working Papers from Tulane University, Department of Economics
Effective 2001, California passed the Prudence Kay Poppink Act which broadened California's disability employment discrimination law to cover individuals with less severe disabilities by lowering the burden of proof to establish a disability. I estimate how this act affected the labor market outcomes for individuals with disabilities using both difference-in-differences and difference-in-differences-in-differences regression analyses and data from the Current Population Survey. The results suggest that the act signiﬁcantly increased employment, with the effect persisting at least partially up to six years later.
Keywords: Disability; discrimination; labor employment law; Prudence Kay Poppink Act; Americans with Disabilities Act; Sutton Trilogy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J14 J71 J78 K31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-02, Revised 2016-10
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Journal Article: Expanding Employment Discrimination Protections for Individuals with Disabilities: Evidence from California (2018)
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