Empirical Study on Double Discrimination on the Elderly with Disability in Labor Market -Focusing on Employment Discrimination and Wage Discrimination of Wage Earners-

고령장애인의 노동시장 이중차별 실증적 분석 -임금노동자의 고용차별과 임금차별을 중심으로-

  • Received : 2013.02.03
  • Accepted : 2013.04.09
  • Published : 2013.05.31


This study aimed at empirically analysing the double discrimination on the elderly with disabilities due to both age and disabilities in the labor market. To achieve this research goal, real employment probabilities and hourly wages of the elderly disabled(below "ED") were compared with those of the young disabled(below "YD") and those of the elderly non-disabled(below "END") to calculate empirical differentials between ED's and YD's, and ED's and END's. The differential decompositions between groups were applied by the Oaxaca(1973). The study results were as followings. First, the real gaps of the employment probabilities between ED and YD only appeared at the regular jobs and the gaps due to the characteristics between ED and YD were bigger than those due to the age discrimination. Second, on the contrary, the gaps of the hourly wages were caused by age discrimination more than characteristics between YD and ED. Third, it was not true that the elderly with disabilities take double discriminations in the labor market. It is therefore required to give the additional incentives to ED workers with government subsidies of employment promotion for the disabled provided. Second, it is proposed that the integrations the employment policies for the disabled with those for the aged because the disability as dependent valuable didn't have statistically significant effects on the employment probabilities and the hourly wage levels.


The elderly with disabilities;Double discrimination;Employment;Wage