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Delineating disability, labour force participation and employment restrictions among persons with psychosis

This paper described characteristics of labour force participation and employment among persons with psychosis. It showed that they have low labour force participation rate. It emphasises education and training opportunities for this group.

Direct costs of blindness in Australia

This study calculated the direct financial costs of blindness to the Australian government and community. Three case studies were used to calculate the annual costs associated with blindness. There were significant financial costs to the government and the communities. .

Disability (The 2011 Census Paper Series)

The aim of this paper is to use the 2006 and 2011 Censuses to provide some information on the geographic and demographic distribution of disability within the Indigenous population.

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 benefit growth and disability reform in the US: lessons from other OECD nations

Unsustainable growth in program costs and beneficiaries, together with a growing recognition that even people with severe impairments can work, led to fundamental disability policy reforms in the...

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 income support design and mental illnesses: A review of Australia and Ontario

Aim: Mental illnesses have many distinctive features that make determining eligibility for disability income support challenging - for example, their fluctuating nature, invisibility and lack of...

Disability Support Pension Recipients: Who Gets Off (and Stays Off) Payments?

The authors use use Centrelink payment records on Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients over the period 1995 to 2002 to investigate individual transitions off payments in this paper.

Disability, poverty and living standards: reviewing Australian evidence and policies

Despite its policy significance, the impact of disability has not featured prominently in the Australian empirical literature on household incomes and living standards.

Does disability status modify the association between psychosocial job quality and mental health? A longitudinal fixed-effects analysis

BACKGROUND: People with disabilities have difficulties in obtaining work. However, evidence suggests that those with disabilities derive substantial mental health benefits from employment.

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