Recent evidence from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) suggests that disabled people are still at a marked disadvantage in the labour market, having a higher probability of not being in work at all, or of having less stable, lower paid jobs. Overall, despite the Disability Discrimination Act and several government initiatives, such as New Deal for Disabled People and Pathways to Work, evaluations have identified relatively modest improvements in the labour market outcomes of disabled people. In the field of education and training, links between and disability and lower rates of educational attainment, including vocational qualifications, have been clearly documented.
This brief research project will assess the current picture across England, Scotland and Wales regarding disability, employment and skills, using three methods:
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Sheila Riddell, Linda Ahlgren, Sheila Edward, Elisabet Weedon
5 January 2010
31 March 2010
This article was published on Jan 17, 2012