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Negative events, positive outcomes: Improving labour force outcomes via tertiary study for individuals with disability and chronic illness

Workers with a disability experience significant challenges in the workplace where individuals are evaluated based on characteristics that are not relevant to their work. Therefore, they tend to pursue further studies to achieve improved labour market outcomes.

NSW Carers Strategy 2014 - 2019

Carers provide ongoing unpaid support to people who need it because of their disability, chronic illness, mental ill-health, dementia or frail age. Carers support people to live independent lives, to remain in their own homes and in their own communities

Older disabled workers' perceptions of volunteering

The aim of this study was to explore how older workers within supported employment settings perceived the opportunities for and barriers to volunteering.

Overworking among people with psychiatric disorders: Results from a large community survey

This paper examined the characteristics of people with psychiatric disorders who work long hours. It showed that men with higher education dependent children are at greater risk of over-working. The findings have implications for their long-term treatment and care.

Putting technology to work: Users' perspective on integrating assistive technology into the workplace

This qualitative study examined the experiences of people with disabilities who use assistive technology in open employment.

Receiving treatment, labor force activity, and work performance among people with psychiatric disorders: results from a population survey

This study examined the association between receiving treatment for psychiatric disorders and work performance. It found that receiving treatment was associated with non-participation in lobour force. It is also related to poor job performance.

Redefining Welfare: Australian Social Policy and Practice

The present paper outlines and analyzes Australia’s welfare reform policies as they have been implemented over the past decade.

Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is the UK's largest third sector provider of employment services for disabled and disadvantaged people. We work in partnership with public sector organisations and provide diverse services for businesses.

Sign Language Users’ Education and Employment Levels: Keeping Pace with Changes in the General Australian Population?

This article compares the educational and employment outcomes between sign language users and the general population. A gap exists between these two groups, although the gap has been closing over the decades. Educational reforms have contributed to the positive change.

Social disadvantage and individual vulnerability: A longitudinal investigation of welfare receipt and mental health in Australia

This article seeks to examine the relationship between welfare receipt and mental health among working-age Australians.

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