Employment, Disability, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Paperback)

Issues in Law, Public Policy, and Research

By Peter David Blanck

Northwestern University Press, 9780810116894, 488pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2001

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Hardcover (1/25/2000)

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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was heralded by its congressional sponsors as an "emancipation proclamation" for people with disabilities and as the most important civil rights legislation passed in a generation. Employment, Disability, and the Americans with Disabilities Act offers a meticulously documented assessment of what has occurred since the ADA's enactment. In reasoned, empirically based articles, contributors from law, health policy, government, and business reveal the unsoundness of charges from the right that the ADA will bankrupt industry and assumptions on the left that the ADA will prove ineffective in helping those with disabilities enter and remain in the workforce.

About the Author

Peter David Blanck is a professor of law, psychology, and preventive medicine at the University of Iowa. His publications include Genetic Discrimination and the Employment Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Emerging Legal, Empirical, and Policy Implications; Interpersonal Expectations: Theory, Research, and Applications; and Nonverbal Communication in the Clinical Context.