Consequences of Employment Protection? The Case of the Americans with Disabilities Act

@article{Acemoglu2001ConsequencesOE,
  title={Consequences of Employment Protection? The Case of the Americans with Disabilities Act},
  author={Daron Acemoglu and Joshua David Angrist},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  year={2001},
  volume={109},
  pages={915 - 957}
}
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to accommodate disabled workers and outlaws discrimination against the disabled in hiring, firing, and pay. Although the ADA was meant to increase the employment of the disabled, the net theoretical effects are ambiguous. For men of all working ages and women under 40, Current Population Survey data show a sharp drop in the employment of disabled workers after the ADA went into effect. Although the number of disabled individuals… 

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