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

Waghorn, G., Chant, D., White, P., Whiteford, H.,

Academic Literature

2004

This study described activity restrictions, labour market participation, educational attainment, employment restrictions and employment characteristics of persons with psychosis compared with healthy non-disabled persons. Data from 42 664 individuals were collected and analysed. Results showed that among householders with psychosis aged 15–64 years, 75.2% were non-participants in the labour market, 21.1% were employed, and 3.7% were looking for work. Completing school years 10 and 11, and vocational training, appeared to offer an employment advantage. Persons with psychotic disorders have low rates of labour force participation and may benefit from greater participation in educational and vocational services. Implications for policy development are discussed.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Economic participation, Health and wellbeing

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