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Disability and work: the experiences of American and German men
Richard V. Burkhauser
Mary C. Daly
Abstract

This paper compares the economic well-being of men with disabilities in the United States and Germany. The results indicate that while the prevalence of disability is similar, the social institutions developed in the two countries result in quite different patterns of employment, transfer receipt, and economic well-being among the population with disabilities. However, while work is more important among German men with disabilities, it also is a very important component of the economic well-being of American men with disabilities. Furthermore, at least initially, a significant fraction of men are able to adjust to their disability and maintain their work status and income.


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Richard V. Burkhauser & Mary C. Daly, "Disability and work: the experiences of American and German men" , Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Economic Review, pages 17-29, number 2, 1998.
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Keywords: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ; Labor supply
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