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The Value of Experience: AARP Multicultural Work and Jobs Study

This survey gathered insights from workers 45+ and asked questions regarding their experiences in the workplace, especially regarding age discrimination. Sixty-one percent of older workers report that they’ve seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Among those concerned about losing their job in the next year, one-third list age discrimination as a reason.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70672

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Employing People with Disabilities: Lessons from Kessler Foundation’s Signature Employment Grants

This paper examines the success of grants given to initiatives that address the employment gap between people with and without disabilities. Independent evaluations identified five elements which were common to successful projects, namely, 1) A focus on changing attitudes about people with disabilities and their ability to work, 2) A person-centered approach to employment, 3) Technological platforms or model documentation, 4) Strong community partnerships, and 5) Wraparound services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70602

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AARP Employment Data Digest June 2018

AARP's Public Policy Institute (PPI) publishes a monthly update on employment numbers for people ages 55 and over. AARP PPI has recently released its June 2018 version of the digest. The labor force participation rate for people ages 55 and older remained unchanged from the previous month, while the unemployment rate for people ages 55+ increased to 3.1 percent. The rest of the digest summarizes various employment statistics and compares June numbers to previous reports.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70596

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State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies’ Early Implementation Experiences with Pre-Employment Transition Services

This report is one of three reports released around the same time from Mathematica Policy Research focusing on how transition services are being used for youth with disabilities. This report examines states' experiences with a new mandate requiring them to provide pre-employment transition services available to all students with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70540

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Potential Strategies to Improve the Employment Outcomes of Youth SSI Recipients

This report is one of three reports released around the same time from Mathematica Policy Research focusing on how transition services are being used for youth with disabilities. This report outlines evidence-based strategies to promote sustained, gainful employment for youth with disabilities who are receiving SSI.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70539

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Implications of the ACA Medicaid Expansion: A Look at the Data and Evidence

This issue brief summarizes the current evidence surrounding the effects of Medicaid expansion on coverage, access, affordability, health outcomes, and economic indicators. The paper draws primarily from evidence examined in 202 studies reviewed in a previous KFF literature review on this subject.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70484

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2017 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium and Report

The Institute on Disability has released the latest Annual Disability Statistics Compendium and Report. The Compendium includes many tables of data, including state and national values and trends over time. The Annual Report highlights state and trend data, and complements the detailed tables available in the Compendium & Supplement. The Annual Report includes maps to highlight the variability in disability rates by state, and each map is related to a specific table from the Compendium.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70168

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2016 Disability Status Report: United States

This annual report from Cornell University provides a summary of the most recent demographic and economic statistics on the non-institutionalized population with disabilities. The report includes information about the population size and disability prevalence for various demographic subpopulations. Statistics related to employment, earnings, household income, veterans' service-connected disability and health insurance are also included.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70150

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The Role of SCSEP in Workforce Training for Low-Income Older Workers

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a $400 million federal workforce investment program projected to serve over 67,000 low-income unemployed older adults in program year (PY) 2017. This is the only federally funded program to target older individuals who want to enter or reenter the workforce. The fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget eliminates all funding for SCSEP. This white paper examines the evidence on the value of SCSEP and discusses the potential effects of cutting it.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69982

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2017 National Employment & Disability Survey Supervisor Perspectives

This survey explored the workplace experiences of supervisors, who are uniquely positioned to assess the processes and practices used by American employers to recruit and hire employees with and without disabilities. Results show that supervisors are striving to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities in their organizations. The survey identifies effective processes and practices that employers use to employ people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69880

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