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Jun 22

“Americans With Disabilities Act” LOWERED the percentage of disabled with jobs.

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The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in the early 1990s and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. The law was passed with claims that it would help get people with disabilities gainfully employed.

But years later, we learn that the Act had the opposite effect. Employment of men with disabilities fell by 10.9 percentage points following the enactment of ADA, while employment of nondisabled men fell by 3.1 percentage points. Thus, ADA reduced the employment of disabled men by 7.8 percentage points. The study is here.