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Disability and Employer Practices: Research Across the Disciplines

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:30pm

ILR Catherwood Library, Kheel Center, 227 Ives Hall

Nearly one in five people report some form of disability, and they are only half as likely to be employed as those without disabilities. With the aging workforce and returning military veterans both contributing to the increasing number of disabilities in the workplace, there is an urgent need for better ways to address continuing employment disparities.

Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk with Susanne M. Bruyère, professor of disability studies and director of the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell’s ILR School. She is editor of the new book Disability and Employer Practices: Research Across the Disciplines, (ILR Press; March 1, 2016). 

Her book is about the employment of people with disabilities in the United States, the important role of employer practices, and what motivates them to engage this workforce. Contributing authors include Cornell experts from economics, education, environmental design and analysis, human resources, psychology, and public health. They present research-based documentation of workplace policies and practices that result in successful recruitment and advancement of these individuals.

The Cornell team whose work is featured in the book includes Linda Barrington and Kevin Hallock (Institute for Compensation Studies, ILR School), Lisa Nishii (Human Resource Studies, ILR School), Hassan Enayati, William A. Erickson, Arun Karpur, Ellice Switzer, Sarah von Schrader and Sara Van Looy (K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, ILR School).

This event is hosted by the ILR Catherwood Library. 

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Cornell University Library, ILR School, ILR Library


economics, pawprint, labor, Cornell University Library, CUL, book talk, Bruyère, employment, disability, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute, ILR School


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Jessica Withers

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Susanne M. Bruyère

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Director of the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute and professor, ILR School

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If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Reference Services: (607) 254-5370,

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