This Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series, Advancing Policy to Support Workers with Disabilities, edited by Professor Purvi Sevak, aims to objectively synthesize research that can inform policymakers and other stakeholders of the potential impacts of a range of policy changes on employment of individuals with disabilities. Research to support the series is funded by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement, housed at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire, with partners at the Association of University Centers on Disability, Hunter College, Kessler Foundation, and Mathematica Policy Research. The Center conducts research and knowledge translation activities to improve the employment outcomes of people with disabilities. A special thanks to all our supporters!

Acknowledgements: This series is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) under cooperative agreement 90RT5037. The findings and conclusions are those of the authors and do not represent the policy of HHS or NIDILRR. The authors declare that they have no competing interests and retain sole responsibility for any errors or omissions.

Below are the opinions submitted by Hunter College faculty, as well as research scholars from organizations across the country.

When do employers provide accommodations to employees with health problems? Qualitative evidence from Arkansas (PDF)

By Katie Morrison, Health Analyst at Mathematica Policy Research
Rayna Thornton, Program Associate at Mathematica Policy Research
Alix Gould-Werth, Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research
Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research


Time-Limited Benefits Before Permanent SSDI Disability Benefits (PDF)

By Purvi Sevak, Associate Professor of Economics, Hunter College
Stephanie Rosenbluth, Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research

The Promise of Better Economic Outcomes for Workers with Musculoskeletal Conditions (PDF)

By Priyanka Anand, Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

Repealing or replacing the ACA’s provisions: How would adults with disabilities fare? (PDF)

By Purvi Sevak, Associate Professor Economics, Hunter College

Jody Schimmel Hyde, Senior Health Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

Matthew Kehn, Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research