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The contribution of the disabled to the attainment of the Europe 2020 strategy headline targets

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  • Álvaro Choi

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    (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

  • Jorge Calero

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    (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

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    In 2009 the European Council published its Europe 2020 Strategy in which it fixed a number of social, educational and economic targets to be achieved by 2020. However, given the current economic crisis, the majority of European countries are struggling to attain these goals. In this framework, this study seeks to quantify the potential contribution of one of the most disadvantaged groups, Europe’s disabled, to the attainment of the Europe 2020 Strategy targets via the monitoring of a number of indicators. The impact of changes in the situation of the disabled is simulated using micro data drawn from the 2009 European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions. Our results show that improving the socioeconomic situation of the disabled could be crucial for attaining the Europe 2020 targets. However, future policy designs at the national level will need to take into account the actual definition of disability that is employed, the heterogeneity of circumstances to be found within such a definition, and the gap between the situation of the disabled and non disabled populations.

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    Paper provided by Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) in its series Working Papers with number 2012/16.

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    Length: 41 pages
    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:ieb:wpaper:2012/5/doc2012-16

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    Keywords: Social inclusion; sustainable development; disability; education; European Union;

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