Race, employment, and spinal cord injury

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Race, employment, and spinal cord injury
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Journal Article
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Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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2004, vol. 85, issue 11, pp 1782-1792
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Study examined the issues of employment and race for African Americans with spinal cord injury (SCI) by assessing job classification and occupational status before and after injury. Racial disparities were found in employment rates before and after injury. Differences were also found in the types of jobs held before SCI with patterns similar to those for the general population. No differences were found in the types of jobs held at 1 year after injury by African Americans and whites with SCI. After injury, African Americans had lower economic self-sufficiency scores, regardless of employment status, and lower social integration scores among those who were not employed. Implications of the findings and recommendations for future research are discussed.
Meade, Michelle A.; Lewis, Allen; Jackson, M. Njeri; Hess, David W.
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