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Section 3: Women: Disability, work, income and benefits

Women with disabilities confront many barriers to full participation in the work world. Information presented in Section 3 suggests that women with disabilities face "double jeopardy" in the workplace on the basis of both their gender and their disability status. As women, they are less likely to participate in the workforce, and they earn less than men. As people with disabilities, women face a lack of jobs, inaccessible work environments, and much lower wages than those with no disability.

Section 3 presents information about how many women with disabilities are working, their occupations, and their earnings relative to other groups. Women's experience with poverty, and differences in benefit levels and services, are also discussed.

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