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Labour market decisions of Australian families coping with mental and physical disabilities

This paper shows that having a disability has implications for labour market participation. The presence of a mentally disabled family member increased the value of unpaid work of others in the home and reduced their propensity to participate in the labour force.

Labour market impacts from disability onset

This paper aims to improve the understanding of the causal impacts of working-age

disability onset.

Laying or delaying the groundwork? A critical framing analysis of Australia's National Disability Strategy from an implementation planning perspective

National disability strategy implementation is challenging. Competing needs and interests of government and different stakeholders mean that implementation is rarely straightforward.

Living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Families, Homes and the Disruption of Space

Geographical perspectives on the relationships between people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), their home carers and the nature of domestic space are rare. People with an ASD have high...

Living, working and earning for people with disabilities in Australia

The purpose of this article is to consider the extent to which disabilities are likely to affect the length of a career and earnings potential. The net worklife expectancy for persons with a...

Long-term employment outcomes following traumatic brain injury and orthopaedic trauma: a ten-year prospective study

Objective: To investigate the trajectory and predictors of employment over a period of 10 years following traumatic brain injury and traumatic orthopaedic injury. Design: Prospective follow-up at...

Managing care integration during the implementation of large-scale reforms: The case of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

Purpose - The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new program for the provision of support to people with disabilities in Australia. The purpose of this paper is to explore the early...

Maternal employment trajectories and caring for an infant or toddler with a disability

Mothers caring for an infant or toddler continue to face barriers in returning to work after child birth. Mothers caring for an infant or toddler with a disability, however, may face even greater...

Maternal Employment, Work Experiences, and Financial Well-Being of Australian Mothers Who Care for Young Children With Special Health Care Needs

The employment and work experiences of mothers who care for young children with special health care needs is the focus of this study. It addresses a gap in the research literature, by providing an...

Measuring practice leadership in supported accommodation services for people with intellectual disability: Comparing staff-rated and observational measures

Background Studies incorporating staff-rated or observational measures of practice leadership have shown that where practice leadership is stronger, active support is better implemented. The study...

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...