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Labour force characteristics of people with a disability

Australian Bureau of Statistics,

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This article uses information from the 2003 and 1998 Surveys of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) to analyse the labour force characteristics of people with a disability. Labour force participation (working or looking for work) provides an indication of both the desire for paid work and the ability to obtain and perform such work. People with disabilities have lower rates of labour force participation than people without disabilities. As well as being less likely to participate in the labour force, people with a disability who do participate are less likely to be working.

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Journal/Publication : Year Book Australia, 2006

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Economic participation

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