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Decent working conditions for care workers? The intersections of employment regulation, the funding market and gender norms

This article documents key intersections and tensions between labour regulation, the regulatory force of the funding market and gender norms, and their impact not only on wages, but also on the meagre working time standards that currently exist for many frontline care workers.

Disabilities and Labour Market Earnings in Australia

This research examines the effect of disability status on the labour market earnings of males and females in Australia. The results indicate that disabilities have a large impact on labour earnings.

Disability and Social Security: Compatible or Not?

This article demonstrates the policy rift between the ‘equality’ and the ‘special needs’ goals as a result of the conceptual tensions between the principles of normalisation and equal treatment, and provision of social security in ways which recognise the specific needs of people with a disability.

Disability in Australia: trends in prevalence, education, employment and community living

This bulletin provides an overview of disability trends over two decades, including trends in need for and receipt of assistance with specific basic activities of daily life. It also examines the trends in three major areas of people with a disability: education, employment and community living.

Disability in Australia: trends in prevalence, education, employment and community living

This bulletin overviews disability prevalence trends over 20 years, including how people frame their disability and its causes.

Disability policy in Australia: a triumph of the scriptio inferior on impotence and neediness?

From the time that development of a National Disability Insurance Scheme arrived on the agenda of the Australian Labor Government's 2008 Ideas Summit, the lives of disabled Australian citizens...

Disability, employment and work performance among people with ICD‐10 anxiety disorders

This study identified factors that affect labour force participation and work performance among people with anxiety disorders. Reduced labour force participation, degraded employment trajectories and impaired job performance influenced anxiety disorders.

Disconnected expectations: Staff, family, and supported employee perspectives about retirement

This study aimed to identify the possibilities and barriers to retirement for older employees in supported employment services.

Does social support modify the effect of disability acquisition on mental health? A longitudinal study of Australian adults

Purpose: Disability acquisition in adulthood is associated with deterioration in mental health. Social support may act as a “buffer” against poor mental health following disability acquisition.

Early intervention in children (0-6 years) with a rare developmental disability: The occupational therapy role

Summary Objective/Background This study aims to explore the occupational therapists' role in early intervention for children diagnosed with a rare developmental disability. Methods A survey was...

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