Disability and Work : The Experiences of American and German Men

  • Richard V
  • Daly M
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Abstract

A study is presented that compares the economic well-being of men with disabilities in the US and Germany. The results indicate that while the prevalence of disability is similar, the social institutions developed in the 2 countries result in quite different patterns of employment, transfer receipt, and economic well-being among the population with disabilities. However, while work is more important among German men with disabilities, it is a very important component of the economic well-being of US men with disabilities. Furthermore, at least initially, a significant fraction of men are able to adjust to their disability and maintain their work status and income

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  • V Richard

  • Mary C Daly

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