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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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.
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