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Citation:  Nye-Lengerman, K., & Nord, D. (2016). Changing the message: Employment as a means out of poverty. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 44 243-247.
Title:  Changing the message: Employment as a means out of poverty
Authors:  Nye-Lengerman, K., & Nord, D.
Year:  2016
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
Research summary:
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Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  No

Structured abstract:

Background:  Poverty is a historically entrenched, complex, and multi-faceted social issue that inequitably affects individuals and specific populations. People with disabilities experience poverty at significantly higher rates than people without disabilities. Employment offers a path out of poverty, yet many people with disabilities experience unemployment.
Purpose:  To illustrate the disproportionate rate of poverty for people with disabilities, thereby continuing the conversation and drawing attention to this issues.
Conclusions:  Recommendations for equal and fair earnings, the use of empowering language that facilitates and supports employment, benefits counseling, a holistic approach, early and ongoing investment and education.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Consumers receiving federal financial assistance through TANF
SSI and SSDI recipients
Sub-minimum wage employees
Interventions:  Benefits counseling