Job histories were obtained for a population of young adults with mental retardation. No one with IQ less than 50 had been in open employment. Persons with mild mental retardation (n = 100) who received no adult services were compared to peers who were not retarded (n = 52) who left school without academic qualifications on a variety of job measures (e.g., unemployment, time out of the labor force, job turnover, level of job skill, and take-home pay). Among the 54 subjects with IQs of 50 or more who received adult services, approximately half had some open employment. Our results provide a less optimistic picture than that given by reviewers of previous research.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||American Journal on Mental Retardation|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Health Professions(all)