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Programmes to Promote Employment for Disabled People: Lessons from the United States


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  • Anu Rangarajan
  • David Wittenburg
  • Todd Honeycutt
  • Debra Brucker


This report reviews findings from U.S. evaluations of return-to-work supports for people with disabilities that have been influential in informing best practices and discusses implications for similar efforts in the U.K. The U.S. experience offers lessons for delivering intervention services, tracking services, and evaluating U.K. employment initiatives for people with disabilities. Some suggestions include adding incentives to allow people to work more than 16 hours a week, developing additional supports—especially supported employment services—for participants with psychiatric conditions, providing more intensive supports for long-term claimants, identifying outcomes to measure success of the program before implementation, and creating a research database from administrative files to track progress of disability policies.

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Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 6102.

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Length: 102
Date of creation: 30 Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:6102

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Keywords: Disability; Employment; Disabled People; United States;

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  1. Paul S. Davies & Kalman Rupp & David Wittenburg, 2009. "A Life-Cycle Perspective on the Transition to Adulthood Among Children Receiving Supplemental Security Income Payments," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 6336, Mathematica Policy Research.
  2. Parmenter, Trevor R, 2011. "Promoting training and employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities : international experience," ILO Working Papers 466350, International Labour Organization.
  3. Charles Michalopoulos & David Wittenburg & Dina A. R. Israel & Jennifer Schore & Anne Warren & Aparajita Zutshi & Stephen Freedman & Lisa Schwartz, 2011. "The Accelerated Benefits Demonstration and Evaluation Project: Impacts on Health and Employment at Twelve Months," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 7005, Mathematica Policy Research.
  4. Craig Thornton, 2012. "Can the Ticket to Work Program Be Self-Financing?," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 7441, Mathematica Policy Research.


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