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Disability as a risk factor on the access to labor market


  • Loredana Adriana Tudorache

    (Special School St. Nicholas)

  • Ruxandra Folostina

    (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Special Education Department)

  • Junona Tutunea

    (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Special Education Department)

  • Horatiu Sima

    (University of Bucharest, Special Education Department)


The study is focused on studying the issue of people with disabilities and their access on the labor market. The research attempts to highlight the experiences of people with disabilities regarding employment, coping with discrimination and how the Romanian labor market is ready to receive these people. For conducting the research we used the questionnaire and focus group methods. We interviewed a total of 60 people with disabilities of various types (sensorial, mental, and physical) and 60 employers from different sectors of the economy. Results showed that despite the many social policies launched in the last years, the percentage of people with disabilities on the labor market in Romania is still very small. There are many reasons both from employers and people with disabilities. There are also still huge degrees of discrimination and indifference.

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  • Loredana Adriana Tudorache & Ruxandra Folostina & Junona Tutunea & Horatiu Sima, 2013. "Disability as a risk factor on the access to labor market," Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, Pro Global Science Association, vol. 5(1), pages 130-135, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rse:wpaper:v:5:y:2013:i:1:p:130-135

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    disability; employment; labor market; social policies;

    JEL classification:

    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination


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