Wall of Exclusion: The American with Disability Act’s Failure to Close the Employment Gap

The representation of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in the workforce has barely improved since the passing of the ADA in 1990. USC student Shauli Bar-On, explores the failures of the ADA in bridging the employment gap in the U.S. since the inception of ADA. This paper also compared the PWD employment rate in states with state-specific tax incentives for businesses to hire PWD with the United States’ total PWD employment rate to assess whether state incentives are impactful.

To read more about Shauli’s research and recommendations, check out his executive summary here.


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