The Disproportionate Impact of the Great Recession on Workers with Disabilities

About the webcast

Dr. H. Stephen Kaye will discuss "The Disproportionate Impact of the Great Recession on Workers with Disabilities" and will offer evidence that people with disabilities fared worse in the Great Recession not only than the general population, but also than racial and ethnic minority groups. This study, which was published in the October issue of the Monthly Labor Review, tracks the employment of people with disabilities, using a nationally representative household survey, from late 2008 until mid-2010.

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About the Presenter

H. Stephen Kaye, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at the Institute for Health & Aging and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the University of California San Francisco. He serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the Center for Personal Assistance Services, a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; as Co-Director of the UCSF Disability Statistics Center; and as Co-Principal Investigator of Pacific ADA Center. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1983. His primary research interests focus on access to health care and long-term care among people with disabilities of all ages, employment issues for people with disabilities, and use of information and assistive technology, as well as disability measurement and data collection issues. His accomplishments include a groundbreaking 2000 study on the effect of the digital divide on the disability population, the Disability Watch series of reports on the status of Americans with disabilities, and recent journal articles on relative expenditures on institutional and non-institutional long-term care, trends in the personal assistance workforce, disparities in usage of assistive technology, and occupational characteristics of workers with disabilities.

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