The Disability Employment Puzzle: A Field Experiment on Employer Hiring Behavior
Ameri, M., Schur, L., Adya, M., Bentley, S., McKay, P., Kruse, D. (2015.) National Bureau of Economic Research, NBER Working Paper No. 21560.
Researchers sent out over 6,000 resumes in response to job postings for accountant positions. The fictitious resumes were broken down into thirds: 1/3 mentioned a physical disability, 1/3 mentioned Asperger’s Syndrome, and 1/3 did not mention any disability. The fictional applicants with disabilities received 26% fewer responses to their applications than those without disabilities. Read abstract here.
Perceptions of stigma: the parents of autistic children.
Gray, D.E. Sociology of Health and Illness 1993,15:1, 102-120.
The disruptive nature of autistic behaviors is examined as a contributing factor to how parents of children on the autism spectrum perceive stigma, as is the difference between mothers and fathers’ perception of stigma. Read article here.