Disability and Equity at Work

Hardcover | January 14, 2014

byJody Heymann, Michael Ashley Stein, Gonzalo Moreno

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Despite international and national guarantees of equal rights, there remains a great deal to be done to achieve global employment equality for individuals with disabilities. In OECD countries, the employment rate of persons with disabilities was just over 40%, compared to 75% for personswithout a disability; in many low- and middle-income countries, the employment rates are even lower. There are numerous reasons why persons with disabilities fare poorly in the labor market; Disability and Equity at Work is the first book to document what can be done to improve this imbalance. Chapters in this volume address all relevant facets of this topic and include:* Extensive examination of the factors contributing to inequitable access to work among persons with disability* Analysis of the economic benefits of increasing employment equity* Successful employment strategies at every stage of a worker's career* Evidence-based recommendations and in-depth case studies of innovative policies and programs around the worldChapter contributors include leaders from international organizations, government, civil society, and academia, including experts from UN agencies, leaders in nongovernmental advocacy and research organizations, and senior academics in the field. Disability and Equity at Work fills a needed gapthat will appeal to those interested in and engaged in public policy, global health, equal rights, business, labor, and other fields.

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Despite international and national guarantees of equal rights, there remains a great deal to be done to achieve global employment equality for individuals with disabilities. In OECD countries, the employment rate of persons with disabilities was just over 40%, compared to 75% for personswithout a disability; in many low- and middle-inc...

Jody Heymann is Dean and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Heymann was the Founding Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University. Heymann's leadership in addressing...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:444 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199981213

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1. Jody Heymann, Michael A. Stein, and Gonzalo Moreno: Disability, Employment and Inclusion WorldwideSection 1 - THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT2. David C. Stapleton and David R. Mann: Restructuring Disability Policy and Improving Employment Outcomes in the United States3. Anna Lawson: Disability and Employment in the European Union: Collective Strategies and Tools4. Ryoko Sakuraba: Complementary Approaches: Japanese Disability and Employment Law5. Sophie Mitra: Employment Challenges and Successes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries6. Stanislao Maldonado: Government Policy and Employment of Persons with Disabilities in PeruSection 2 - EMPLOYERS AND MULTI-SECTORAL ACTORS7. Susanne M. Bruyere with Sara A. Van Looy: Finding and Maintaining Employment: Lessons from Workplace Non-Discrimination Measures8. Megan Galeucia: Improving Disability Confidence from Within the Private Sector: the Employers' Forum on Disability9. Kali Stull: Employability and Inclusion in a For-Profit Company: Serasa Experian's Employability Program for Persons with Disabilities10. Daniel Mont: Employment Policy Approaches and Multi-Sectoral Implementation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries11. Leif Atle Besland and Roy Mersland: Microfinance and Disability: Recommendations for Policymakers and Practitioners12. Joyojeet Pal: Assistive Technology and Employment in Low-Resource EnvironmentsSection 3 - A LIFE-COURSE APPROACH AND BEYOND13. Frank R. Rusch, John Dattilo, Robert Stodden, and Anthony J. Plotner: Transition from School to Work: New Directions for Policy and Practice14. Lauren Lindstrom and Laurie Guttman Kahn: Career Advancement for Young Adults with Disabilities15. Rienk Prins: Preventing Job Abandonment and Facilitating Work Reintegration in High-Income Countries