Research Brief: Total Compensation Gaps are Distinct from Wage Gaps
Hallock, Kevin; Barrington, Linda; Jin, Xin; Bjelland, Melissa J.
While the disparity in wage and salary income between workers with and without disabilities is well documented in the literature, less is known about the gap in total compensation. Health insurance, mandated benefits, and days of leave for vacation or illness are examples of the additional forms of compensation that comprise roughly 30 percent of total hourly compensation costs by firms for workers.
Disability; Economics; Employment; Impairment; Policy; SSDI; Statistics