Advisor

Hanoch Livneh

Date of Award

1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education

Physical Description

1 online resource (100 p.)

Subjects

Vocational rehabilitation -- Oregon, People with disabilities -- Employment -- Oregon

DOI

10.15760/etd.6086

Abstract

The worth of rehabilitation programs should be measured in terms of their lasting impact on long-term employment. Vocational rehabilitation programs nationally and internationally appear to be falling short of their goal of long-term gainful employment. Competitive employment options for the injured worker appear to have leveled out, the pool of unemployed disabled workers appears to be rising, litigation and adversarial relationships are beginning to dominate the rehabilitation process, and costs of vocational rehabilitation are escalating. Increasingly, interest has focused on the long-term influence of vocational rehabilitation, particularly on the costly training programs, and on the employment and economic potential of program recipients.

The present study focused on the current socioeconomic and employment status of those individuals who participated in Authorized Training Programs (ATPs) in 1985 and 1986. It was hypothesized that workers who successfully participated in authorized training programs would be able to maintain long-term gainful employment at or near their wage-at-injury in the field in which they had received ATP training.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24281

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