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Disabled people and jobs

Berthoud, Richard (2003) 'Disabled people and jobs.' Benefits: a Journal of Social Security Research, Policy and Practice, 11 (3). pp. 169-174. ISSN 1759-8273

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The economic position of disabled people is often summarised by comparing their overall employment rate with that of non-disabled people. But the average figure masks a very wide range of variation in the prospects faced by individual disabled people – immensely wider than the range for the population as a whole. The severity of their impairments is a crucial influence, but the Labour Force Survey makes no attempt to measure it. Disabled people are also sensitive to other disadvantaging factors such as age and poor qualifications. More detailed consideration needs to be given to what distinguishes between those disabled people who are, and are not, in work.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 11:36
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 11:36

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