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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.

Launching: The experiences of two young adults with intellectual disability and their families in transition to individual supported living

BackgroundA major milestone in the transition to adulthood is leaving the parental home, known aslaunching. This study explored the experiences of 2 young people with intellectual disability...

Length of completed spells on the Disability Support Pension (DSP) program

This paper presents an estimation of the length of completed spells on Disability Support Pension (DSP) program.

Local therapy facilitators working with children with developmental delay in rural and remote areas of western New South Wales, Australia: the 'Outback' service delivery model

Australia's dispersed population in rural areas contributes to poor access to therapy services and the inability of the existing rural therapy workforce to meet demand. As a result, rural children...

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...

Meaningful outcomes for enhancing quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Background Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that continues across the lifespan, but little research exists to examine interventions from both child and adult...

Mental Health Following Acquisition of Disability in Adulthood--The Impact of Wealth

BACKGROUND: Acquisition of a disability in adulthood has been associated with a reduction in mental health. We tested the hypothesis that low wealth prior to disability acquisition is associated...

Mental health inpatient experiences of adults with intellectual disability

This paper presents findings from a study exploring the mental health inpatient care of people with a dual disability of intellectual disability and mental health issues from the perspective of...

Mental Health Problems, Disability and Income Support Receipt: A Replication and Extension Using the HILDA Survey

This article uses data from the first wave of the HILDA Survey to replicate and extend previous research demonstrating the elevated prevalence of mental disorders among different groups of Australian income support recipients.

Methods for delivering complex social services: exploring adaptive management and regulation in the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

In the wake of new public management, and with the emergence of new public governance, a number of challenges remain unsolved in the field of public service governance and management. In this...

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