REHABDATA Detailed Record The relationship between transportation, density, and the employment of individuals with disabilities. NARIC Accession Number
What's this? Author(s): Christensen, Keith M.
Study compared the employment rates of individuals with disabilities to the land use (urban, suburban, or rural) and transportation options of the areas in which they live. Data were collected from 3,975 individuals with and without disabilities, between the ages of 18 and 64 years, residing throughout Utah’s 61 small health areas. Analysis revealed that individuals without disabilities are significantly more likely to be employed in areas with good public transportation access. However, it is likely that individuals with disabilities do not benefit from public transportation systems when barriers in the system effectively keep the system below the threshold of comprehensive route coverage and increased stop frequencies necessary for convenient access between places of residence and employment. Individuals with disabilities living in rural areas are likely to experience greater unemployment as a result of fewer job opportunities and less access to resources to mitigate the employment barriers associated with rural areas. While suburban areas are associated with greater job opportunities, they are also associated with fewer transportation options, which mitigates the benefits for individuals with disabilities and other transportation disadvantaged populations. Likewise, while urban areas are associated with greater transportation options, they are also associated with mismatched employment opportunities, which mitigates the benefits for individuals with disabilities and other populations faced with education disparities.
CENSUS, DISABILITIES, EMPLOYMENT, OUTCOMES, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, RURAL SERVICES, TRANSPORTATION ACCESSIBILITY, URBAN STUDIES.
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Christensen, Keith M.. (2013.)
The relationship between transportation, density, and the employment of individuals with disabilities.
Retrieved 8/6/2023, from REHABDATA database.
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