Pay discrimination against persons with disabilities: Canadian evidence from PALS

Morley Gunderson (First Author), Byron Y. Lee (Participant Author)

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Abstract

The objective of the study is to estimate the extent of pay discrimination against persons with a disability in Canada. The methodology involves decomposing or partitioning the pay gap between persons with disabilities and a comparison group of persons without disabilities into a portion due to differences in the pay-determining characteristics and a portion due to the differences in pay when they have the same characteristics – commonly attributed to discrimination. In this study, we further control for differences in performance by restricting the analysis to persons with a disability that does not limit their performance at work. The data is from the 2006 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey linked to the 2006 Census. We find that persons with a disability that does not affect their performance at work are still paid about 10% less than a comparison group with no disability but with the same pay-determining characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1531-1549
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume27
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Corresponding author email

blee@ceibs.edu

Project sponsor

国家自然科学基金

Project name

中国民营企业利润分享计划的实施前因与影响过程探索

Project No.

71202147

Keywords

  • Canada
  • compensation
  • disability
  • labour
  • pay

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  • ABDC-A
  • Scopus
  • SSCI

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