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Employment and Work - The latest addition to the ground-breaking SAGE Reference Series on Disability
Los Angeles – (June 27, 2012) Just 17.8% of people with a disability were employed last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And even with the passage of legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, that statistic remains basically unchanged from year to year. SAGE Reference has published Employment and Work, part of the timely, cross-disciplinary, and issues-based SAGE Reference Series on Disability, to explore how the disability experience has affected meaningful employment and opportunities for those with disabilities.
Employment and Work uses concise and engaging writing to investigate the issues facing people with disabilities in employment and the work environment. Introducing new trends and resources in the field, it also includes data and statistics, further readings, a guide to organizations, and more, providing an ideal gateway for additional study.
The SAGE Reference Series on Disability: Key Issues and Future Directions was launched last year, and the first six (of eight) titles have now been released: Disability Through the Life Course; Education; Health and Medicine; Ethics, Law, and Policy; Arts and Humanities; and Employment and Work. The final two additions to the series—Assistive Technology and Science and Rehabilitation Interventions—will be published later this year.
About 50 million Americans—or one in six—currently have a disability, and that number is projected to grow due to the aging of the large baby boomer generation. Because the issues surrounding disability affect not just the disabled but also families, friends, employers, caregivers, and the rest of the community, Employment and Work—indeed, the entire series—is an important addition to all public, medical, and academic libraries.
Book co-author Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, is Associate Dean of Outreach in the Cornell University IRL School and Director of the Employment and Disability Institute. She is also Project Director and a Co-Principal Investigator of numerous research efforts focused on employment, disability, nondiscrimination, and disability employment policy.
Book co-author Linda Barrington, Ph.D., is Managing Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS) in the ILR School at Cornell University, an interdisciplinary initiative in that analyzes, teaches, and communicates broadly about monetary and non-monetary rewards from work.
Series editor Gary L. Albrecht is a Fellow of the Royal Belgian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Extraordinary Guest Professor of Social Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium, and Professor Emeritus of Public Health and of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has written and edited prolifically, including editing the five-volume Encyclopedia of Disability (SAGE, 2006).
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. A privately owned corporation, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington, DC. www.sagepublications.comEmployment and Work – from The SAGE Reference Series on Disability
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