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Citation:  Ethridge, G.; Dowden, A.R.; Brooks, M.; Kwan, N; & Harley, D. (2020). Employment and earnings among ex-offenders with disabilities: A multivariate analysis of RSA-911 data. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 52 (3), 279-289.
Title:  Employment and earnings among ex-offenders with disabilities: A multivariate analysis of RSA-911 data
Authors:  Ethridge, G.; Dowden, A.R.; Brooks, M.; Kwan, N; & Harley, D.
Year:  2020
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-201077
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Ex-offenders with disabilities encounter barriers with obtaining employment upon post-release. Offender status may affect not only opportunities for employment, but earnings as well for ex-offenders with disabilities.
Purpose:  The purpose of this study is to discuss barriers to employment for ex-offenders with disabilities and to identify how racial/ethnically marginalized ex-offenders are disproportionately unemployed and earn less than their White counterparts.
Data collection and analysis:  Descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses utilizing archival Rehabilitation Services Administration Case Service Report (RSA-911) data from fiscal years 2004– 2013 was employed
Findings:  Findings indicated that African American ex-offenders with disabilities are employed at higher rates than both Hispanic and White ex-offenders but earn less than both of these groups.
Conclusions:  Implications for VR service providers, training and policy reform are discussed.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino
Culturally diverse populations (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, and non-English speaking populations)
Interventions:  On-the-job training and support
Vocational rehabilitation
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment