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PhD student Jennifer Brooks receives ASA Grad Student Paper Award

Jennifer BrooksJennifer Brooks, a PhD student in sociology, is the recipient of the American Sociological Association Disability and Society Section 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for the paper, “Just a Little Respect: Differences in Job Satisfaction among Individuals With and Without Disabilities.” Ms. Brooks analyzes data from the 2006 General Social Survey to investigate job satisfaction of workers with disabilities compared to workers without disabilities. Her study finds lower rates of job satisfaction for workers with disabilities, explained in part by differences in perceived workplace respect. Through this study, Ms. Brooks addresses a compelling social issue using sophisticated analytic techniques and contributes to our body of knowledge regarding employment and disability. 06/28/17