Education, Labour Market and Incomes for the Deaf/Hearing Impaired and the Blind/Visually Impaired
2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Essay I: Return to Education for the Deaf/Hearing Impaired and the Blind/Visually Impaired, 1991-2000
Mincer-equations are estimated for the deaf/hearing impaired and the blind/visually impaired. The results show that the estimates of the coefficient for the education variable are lower than for a comparison group, and that for several years it is not statistically significant that education for the blind/visually impaired has a positive effect on labour income.
Essay II: Labour Income Distribution for the Deaf/Hearing Impaired and the Blind/Visually Impaired in Sweden, 1991-2000
Incomes or the deaf/hearing impaired and the blind/visually impaired are studied. They are compared with the income distribution for a comparison group. The results show that the income distribution is most unequal for the blind/visually impaired and that the average and median incomes are clearly lowest for this group. One explanation is a high share of zero earners.
Essay III: Wages and Wage Distributions for the Deaf/Hearing Impaired and the Blind/Visually Impaired with and without Wage Subsidy
Mincer-equations with a wage subsidy dummy are estimated and wage distributions are studied for the deaf/hearing impaired and the blind/visually impaired. The coefficient for the wage subsidy dummy is discussed. From the wage distributions for full-time employed people we see that employed people with a wage subsidy have a more compact wage distribution compared to employed people without a wage subsidy.
Essay IV: Employment for the Deaf/Hearing Impaired and the Blind/Visually Impaired during the 1990s
Employment rates for the deaf/hearing impaired and the blind/visually impaired are compared with a group that represents the Swedish population. The results show that the pattern and level of the employment rate are similar for the deaf/hearing impaired and the comparison group. The employment rate is clearly lower for the blind/visually impaired people, however.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University , 2009. , 27 p.
Swedish Institute for Social Research, ISSN 0283-8222 ; 76
disability, labour market
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-26435ISBN: 978-91-7155-850-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-26435DiVA: diva2:209805
2009-04-28, hörsal 7, hus D, Universitetsvägen 10, Stockholm, 10:00 (Swedish)
Kruse, Agneta, lektor
Wadensjö, Eskil, Professor
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