The goal of this three-phase study is to examine the impact of government policies and practices on employment services and outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilities. In Phase 1 we will examine an international data base constructed from studies in nations with contrasting labor and disability policies to understand their impact on employment outcomes. In Phase 2 we conduct a national survey of state leaders to document employment services provided, access to these services, and state policies promoting employment outcomes. In Phase 3 we use qualitative methods to assess contrasting governmental policies in high- and low-performing states. This study is being conducted under a subcontract to the IPS Employment Center, Rockville Institute, Westat as part of a research and training center grant awarded to Boston University.

Project Period: 10/1/14-9/30/19


Gary R. Bond, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Robert E. Drake, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Investigator

Deborah R. Becker, M.Ed., CRC, Co-Investigator

Susan McGurk, Ph.D., Co-Investigator

Kim Mueser, Ph.D., Co-Investigator

Project Team

Justin Metcalfe, Ph.D. Research Assistant

Matthew Landers, B.S., Research Assistant


Funding: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)