The Social Construction Of Disability

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The article that I chose was "The Social Construction of Disability in Organizations: Why Employers Resist Reasonable Accommodation" by Harlan and Robert. One of the authors ' purposes is to really the study the process of social reform and see the steps we need to take in achieve this This is asked by the questions why and How do organizations resist making reasonable accommodations for employees. The study had two other hypothesis: H2 being disability is an outcome of social altitudes, institutions, and social structures H3 compares the social constriction theory of gender, race, class organizations to be directly related to the disability theory. In support of the disability theory the ADA is mentioned in order to protect the rights of those who fall under the qualified disabilities groups who suffer from motility and also mental health disabilities. The methods of this article are as falls. There where 60 agencies total the author 's chose four of them to conduct the study. I 'll note here the common theme these four shared was a civil service system with laws, rules, regulations and competitive system that focused on merit, The variables the four agencies had in common were mentioned because they wee based on organizational mission, location, size, occupational structure, had employees who had reported disabilities, and gender and race also contribut The author 's first sent out letters to these agencies in order to study employees from the low pay gap to the entry level management position. Those who responded were those we did disclose to their employer, and some who did. The study interviewed 213 volunteers with a wide variety of disabilities. Of those respondents in order to make sure diversity was a part of their samp... ... middle of paper ... ...A, have higher jobs, and are more educated. The ones that actually as for reasonable accommodations are the following people. The factors that encourage those to achieve reasonable accommodation are job salary, gender, and race are more likely to ask. Those who make more have informal arrangements than compared to those in the lower class. Women are more likely than men do to their job preference. Race plays a huge part here between Whites and African Americans. Whites are 83% more likely to ask for accommodations than the 29% of African Americans. African Americans expressed that Whites will not believe they actually have a disability. In order to overcome the disability the work longer hours ' or come in when they are sick. Of those they interviewed 85 of asked for an accommodation 26 were denied, and the other 59 either were approved or still seeking approval.
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