SMLR Update: Research and Publications

Distinguished Professor Doug Kruse, Professor Lisa Schur, and Ph.D. program alumni Sean Rogers ’13 and Mason Ameri ’17 coauthored an article on disability and wage gaps that was accepted for publication by the British Journal of Industrial Relations. The article, “Why Do Workers with Disabilities Earn Less? Occupational Ability Requirements and Disability Discrimination,” is forthcoming.


SMLR Professor Lisa Schur and Distinguished Professor Doug Kruse’s article, "Disability at Work: A Look Back and Forward," which was co-authored with Ph.D. program alumni Mason Ameri’17, Kyongji Han ’12, and Andrea Kim ’13, was accepted into the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. The article presents new evidence on employment barriers and workplace disparities facing employees with disabilities, linking the disparities to employee attitudes. … read more.


Heather McKay and Sara Haviland, from the Education and Employment Research Center (EERC), published the research article, “The Emergence of Local Practices in a Devolved Workforce Investment System: Barriers and Possibilities for Enhancing Degree Completion,” in Economic Development Quarterly. … read the abstract.


Phil Mellizo, a Louis O. Kelso Fellow, shares how his summer painting jobs stirred an interest in employee ownership. … read more.


Laura Hanson Schlachter, a 2015-16 recipient of the Rutgers Research Fellowship in SMLR’s Fellowship Program on Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing, shares how her passion for democratic worker ownership initiatives led to her research. ... read more.