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Disability and Work: A Review of the British Evidence

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  • JONES, MELANIE K.

    (WELMERC, School of Business and Economics, The Richard Price Building, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK)

  • LATREILLE, PAUL L.

    () (WELMERC, School of Business and Economics, The Richard Price Building, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK)

  • SLOANE, PETER J.

    (WELMERC, School of Business and Economics, The Richard Price Building, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK and IZA, Bonn)

Abstract

By international standards, rates of disability in Britain are high, and employment rates for the disabled are low. This paper reviews the impact of disability on labour market outcomes in Britain. The British situation is firstly set in a legislative and policy context. The paper then highlights key themes in the growing evidence focusing on the relationships between disability and labour market outcomes. Finally, important areas for future research are highlighted.

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  • Jones, Melanie K. & Latreille, Paul L. & Sloane, Peter J., 2007. "Disability and Work: A Review of the British Evidence," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 25, pages 473-498, Abril.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:25_2_6
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    1. Eirini-Christina Saloniki & Amanda Gosling, 2012. "Point identification in the presence of measurement error in discrete variables: application - wages and disability," Studies in Economics 1214, School of Economics, University of Kent.
    2. M. Agovino, 2014. "Do “good neighbors” enhance regional performances in including disabled people in the labor market? A spatial Markov chain approach," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, pages 93-121.
    3. Chiara Mussida & Dario Sciulli, 2015. "Direct and indirect effects of disability on employment probabilities: a comparative analysis," DISCE - Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali dises1507, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimenti e Istituti di Scienze Economiche (DISCE).
    4. Melanie K. Jones & Peter J. Sloane, 2010. "Disability and Skill Mismatch," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, pages 101-114.
    5. M. Agovino & A. Rapposelli, 2017. "Regional Performance Trends in Providing Employment for Persons with Disabilities: Evidence from Italy," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, pages 593-615.
    6. Rodríguez Álvarez, Vanesa, 2012. "El empleo de las personas con discapacidad en la gran recesión: ¿son los Centros Especiales de Empleo una excepción?/The employment of people with disabilities in the great recession: are the Sheltere," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 30, pages 237-260, Abril.
    7. Massimiliano Agovino & Agnese Rapposelli, 2014. "Employment of disabled people in the private sector. An analysis at the level of Italian Provinces according to article 13 of law 68/1999," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, pages 1537-1552.

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    Keywords

    Disability; Labour Market Outcomes; Review/Discapacidad; Resultados de Mercado de Trabajo; Revisa;

    JEL classification:

    • I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination

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