Whether or not they have a disability, women are less likely than men to have a job or business, according to data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP: 1994-95). When considering gender and severity of disability among people 21 to 64 years, severity of disability has the largest impact on employment: Only 24.7% of women with a severe disability and 27.8% of men with a severe disability had a job or business. Non-severe disability also adversely impacts the likelihood of working, particularly for women. Among those with a non-severe disability, 68.4% of women and 85.1% of men were working at a job or business. In comparison, 74.5% of women with no disability and 89.8% of men with no disability were working.
Data Table for Figure 11
Source: McNeil (1997). Website: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/disable/sipp
Surveys: SIPP, 1994-95