Factors in Studying Employment for Persons with Disability: How the Picture can Change Vol: 10

Barbara Altman
Gallaudet University, USA


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787146068
Published:
17 Sep 2017
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
296 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Research in Social Science and Disability
The current literature regarding employment among persons with disabilities produces research results dependent on definitions of work disability, the discipline within which research takes places, the model or paradigm of disability in which the research is framed, the methodology and measures used and the cultural context in which employment occurs. 
This volume seeks to address those factors which have made describing, predicting and examining the work experience of a person with a disability both different and difficult. Contributors examine less frequently anaylzed aspects of employment for persons with disabilities, and offer a variety of approaches to the conceptualization of work, how they differ across cultures, organizations, and types of disability. Topics covered include examination of range of contextual framing of employment for those with disabilities, well-being, the impact of gender, poverty and education and the collection concludes by examining the future of employment developments and trends and the impacts on inclusion of people with disabilities in the paid workforce.
Introduction: Employment and Persons with Disabilities; Barbara M. Altman  

Part 1 Relationship of Gender and other Sociodemographics to Work Role 
1, Employment Outcomes among Men and Women with Disabilities: How the Intersection of Gender and Disability Status Shapes Labor Market Inequality; David Pettinicchio and Michelle Maroto  
2, Why Aren’t They Working? Health and Other Barriers to Employment for Young Millennials in Assisted and Other Rental Housing; Barbara A. Haley and Aref Dajani 
3, To What Extent Does Disability Discourage from Going on the Job Market? Evidence from Italy; Tindara Addabbo, Jaya Krishnakumar, and Elena Sarti 

Part 2 Disability Inclusion Strategies and Interventions 
4, The Complexity of Disability Inclusion in the Workplace: A South African Study; Nceba Ndzwayiba and Lieketseng Ned. 
5, Model of Successful Corporate Culture Change Integrating Employees with Disabilities; Douglas Waxman 
6, A Systematic Review of Vocational Interventions for Youth with Physical Disabilities; Shakira Hanif, Halie Peters, Carolyn McDougall, and Sally Lindsay 

Part 3 Work Role and Well-Being  
7, People with Physical Disabilities, Work and Well-being: The importance of Autonomous and Creative Work; Robyn Lewis Brown, Mairead Eastin Moloney, and Gabriele Ciciurkaite  
8, Disability and Community Life: Mediating Effects of Work, Social Inclusion, and Economic Disadvantage in the Relationship between Disability and Subjective Well-being; Sara E. Green and Brianna Vice 

Part 4 The Future of Work  
9, Disability and the Future of Work: A Speculative Essay; Richard K. Scotch and Charles E. McConnel
Barbara M. Altman, PhD, is a sociologist and consultant at the National Center for Health Statistics, USA, where she was previously Special Assistant on Disability Statistics to the office of the Director. She previously held roles at the Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, USA and served on the Washington Group, working under the auspices of the United Nations to develop culturally compatible measures of disability for international use. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on disability and in 2014 was recipient of the ASA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Disability.

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