My teenager has a disability - will he/she find employment after high school or college?

The U.S. Census Bureau reported for the year 2017, that overall, workers with a disability earn less than workers who do not have a disability. As a group, full-time, year-round workers with a disability earn 87 cents for every dollar earned by those with no disability.

BY By H. Barry Waldman, DDS, MPH, PhD, Jeffrey Seiver, DDS and Steven P. Perlman, DDS, MScD, DHL (Hon) | October 2019 | Category: Employment & Transition

My teenager has a disability - will he/she find employment after high school or college?

However, among people working similar jobs and schedules, the median earnings for workers with a disability are either very close to, or not different from, earnings for workers with no disability. In fact, accounting for the differential mix of occupations between these workers with or without a disability reduces the overall disparity in median earnings by about half.

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