The Korean Economic Review
Determinants of Labor Market Outcomes of Disabled Men Before and After the Americans with Disabiliti
Chung Choe (CEPS/INSTEAD and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)Year 2013Vol. 29No. 1
This study compares the labor market experiences of men with disabilities before and afterthe implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. After estimatingemployment and wage functions using the Heckman sample selection model, we decomposethe employment and wage differentials using appropriate decomposition techniques (Evenand McPherson 1990; Neuman and Oaxaca 2004). The analyses are performed using datafrom the Survey of Income Program Participation extending from six years before to 11years after the passage of the ADA. The results indicate that employment and wage gapsbetween disabled and nondisabled men have risen sharply over time. Overall, discriminationon entry to employment is more important than wage discrimination and the ADA had lesseffect on reducing discrimination in employment opportunities than on wagediscrimination.