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Supported employment in the international context: An analysis of processes and outcomes

This article seeks to explore the outcomes of supported employment in an international context.

Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: 2015

This publication provides data from the 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). It presents key information about disability prevalence in Australia as well as data about older Australians (those aged 65 years and over).

The Development of Questionnaire for Longitudinal Study on the Social and Economic Participation of People with Disability

This report outlines a four stage questionnaire development process for the study of the social and economic participation of people with disability.

The economic benefits of increasing employment for people with disability

There are substantial costs to individuals and to society associated with these poor

employment outcomes for people with disabilities. This report estimates the increase in

economic output that could be achieved by increasing employment outcomes for people

with disabilities.

The Economic Value of Informal Care in 2010

This is the first Australian

study of the economic value of the informal care provided by unpaid family carers for people

with disability, mental illness, chronic conditions, terminal illness and the frail aged. 

The effect of different types of employment on quality of life

This article seeks to explore the effect of sheltered and open employment on quality of life for people with intellectual disability.

The effect of work status and working conditions on mental health in four OECD countries

This article seeks to investigate the effect of work status on health.

The effects of disability on labour force status in Australia

This study examined the effects of disability on labour market outcomes. It showed that there was a significant economic cost to disability. Labour force participation varied by gender, education and the severity of a disability.

The stability of correlates of labour force activity

This paper focuses on factors that influence labour force activity among people with psychiatric disorders. Age, sex, employment restrictions, country of birth, education and ability were identified as strong factors. Policy implications of the findings are discussed.

The tyranny of distance? Carers in regional and remote areas of Australia

This report aims to document the geographical spread of carers in regional and remote areas and how this affects their access to resources and general wellbeing.

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