Empirical study of The Americans with Disabilities Act: Employment issues from 1990 to 1994

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is the most comprehensive federal civil rights law addressing discrimination against one-fifth of the American population. This article is meant to contribute to the emerging dialogue on ADA implementation by presenting information from a longitudinal investigation of employment integration and economic opportunity under the employment provisions of the ADA, set forth in Title I of the act. The broader relevance of the investigation to emerging questions under Title I law is described. Thereafter, the investigation's seven core findings are presented, and then the implications for future investigation of the ADA are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-27
Number of pages23
JournalBehavioral Sciences and the Law
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes


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  • Law
  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology

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