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Why has the rising economic tide failed to float the disability employment boat? A call to action : business,community, government and people power

Edwards, David, Rentschler, Ruth, Fujimoto, Yuka and Le, Huong 2010, Why has the rising economic tide failed to float the disability employment boat? A call to action : business,community, government and people power, International journal of diversity in organisations, communities and nations, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 117-127.

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Title Why has the rising economic tide failed to float the disability employment boat? A call to action : business,community, government and people power
Author(s) Edwards, David
Rentschler, Ruth
Fujimoto, Yuka
Le, Huong
Journal name International journal of diversity in organisations, communities and nations
Volume number 10
Issue number 1
Start page 117
End page 127
Total pages 11
Publisher Common Ground Publishing Pty. Ltd.
Place of publication Altona, Vic.
Publication date 2010-03
ISSN 1447-9532
1447-9583
Keyword(s) disability
employment
scoial policy
social marketing
activism
Summary It is well established that people with disabilities are under-represented in the workforce. Disability labour market scholars agree that there is a significant gap between labour market participation of people with disabilities and people without disabilities, with on-going labour market disadvantage widely reported. All indicate that notwithstanding the recent economic growth of Western economies, the employment rate for people with disabilities has not improved. This paper draws on the findings of three recent research projects on disability employment in Australia and on data from contemporary literature on workplace discrimination and proposes that a combination of more robust social inclusion policies and legislation, revitalised supported employment models, intensive social marketing, and radical disability advocacy is required.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified
160512 Social Policy
Socio Economic Objective 910208 Micro Labour Market Issues
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Common Ground
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030950

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