Research has documented that inequitable patterns of VR service delivery exist for ethnic minorities and suggested that they are less likely to be accepted to rehabilitation services as compared to Caucasians. In addition, services to culturally diverse consumers are more likely to end without achieving successful employment or result in lower earnings than Caucasians. Racial biases have also been found to affect the clinical judgment of practicing rehabilitation counselors. Therefore, this study is designed to examine service patterns of vocational rehabilitation consumers using information from 911 data.
Collaborators: East Carolina University and University of Wisconsin at Madison