Andrew Houtenville, PhD

Director of Research


  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, National Institute on Aging, Syracuse University, 1998-99
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of New Hampshire, 1997
  • M.A., Economics, University of New Hampshire, 1991

Professional Background

Dr. Andrew Houtenville is an Associate Professor of Economics and Research Director of at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. He is extensively involved in disability statistics and employment policy research. He has been published widely in the areas of disability statistics and the economic status of people with disabilities. Dr. Houtenville received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire in 1997 and was a National Institute on Aging Post-Doctoral Fellow at Syracuse University in 1998/1999. He was also a Senior Research Associate at Cornell University and New Editions Consulting in McLean, Virginia.


The persistently low employment rates among people with disabilities in the United States are accompanied by consistently high rates of participation in safety net programs. As funding for employment related services is limited, people with disabilities who wish to access employment services may face either delays in access or scarcity of available options.
Understanding the Factors Associated with the Health Disparities Experienced by People with Intellectual Disabilities
The employment gap between people with and without disabilities is well-documented. Research findings point to two main factors that contribute to the persistence of these employment disparities: 
Many employers fully engage people with disabilities in their workforces--hiring, retaining, and advancing their employees with disabilities.

Andrew Houtenville
Curriculum Vitae: 
Institute on Disability
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