The earnings and employment outcomes of the 2005 cohort of Canadian postsecondary graduates with disabilities

Canada’s fear of future skill and labor shortages has brought youth with disabilities to the forefront of public policy. Many universities are now reporting that they have increased their educational attainment, and have achieved a higher level of educational attainment. Despite recent attention by policymakers on the accessibility of standards and increasing employment incentives, young Canadians with disabilities continues to face barriers in their transitions to the workforce. The unresolved nature and extent of the undefined. This paper draws on the 2005 cohort of Statistics Canada ‘ s National Graduates Survey to examine the early employment outcomes of postsecondary graduates with disabilities. Contrary to theories of human capital, the results reveal significant earnings gaps between graduates with and without disabilities of various fields of study and levels of schooling. Further, graduates with a disability are more likely to be employed, as they were significantly less likely to be employed full-time, and were overrepresented among unemployed and part-time workers in various fields of study and levels of postsecondary education.

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