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Pre Post differences in labor market outcomes for participants of vocational rehabilitation in Germany

  • Persons with disabilities have much lower employment rates than the population as a whole and are at a significantly higher risk of living in poverty (OECD, 2011, pp. 50-56 and WHO, 2011, pp. 237-239). However, many of the barriers people with disabilities face, with regards to labor market reintegration, are in fact avoidable. There has for quite some time been evidence that differences in employment and wages, between disabled and non-disabled workers, can only to a limited extent be explained by differences in human capital endowments and productivity (Kidd, Sloane, & Ferko, 2000). Instead, factors such as the absence of access to education and training, and the lack of financial assistance provided are actually significant drivers of labor market exclusion (OECD, 2009, p.15; WHO, 2011, p.239).

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Document Type:Conference Object
Parent Title (English):Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (Hg.): 27. Rehabilitationswissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Deutscher Kongress für Rehabilitationsforschung: Rehabilitation bewegt! vom 26. bis 28. Februar 2018 in München
First Page:208
Last Page:209
Publication year:2018
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Sozialpolitik und Soziale Sicherung
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 368 Versicherungen
Entry in this database:2018/04/21