Gender-based discrimination is a persistent problem in the workforce. Like their peers without disabilities, women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often have less opportunity to achieve employment outcomes as compared to their male counterparts.
Analysis of data from the 2012–2013 National Core Indicators (NCI) Adult Consumer Survey shows a disparity in access to community jobs between men and women. These data show that women are significantly less likely than men to have a paid job in the community. Among the sample of respondents who worked in a community setting, only about one third were women.
Nye-Lengerman, Kelly; Narby, Caro; Pettingell, Sandra; and ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "What is the relationship between gender and employment status for individuals with IDD? Findings from the National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey (Bringing Employment First to Scale, Issue No. 9)" (2017). All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications. 66.