Monday, October 10, 2022

Capacity to Contribute: We must do more to improve the labour market inclusion of people with disability

Despite significant labour shortages in many sectors of the economy, labour markets across OECD countries do not give the same opportunities to everyone. In particular, people with disability—about 10-15% of the working-age population in most countries—face some of the greatest barriers to equal labour market participation. Governments across OECD countries have been aware of this for a long time, but despite the intention to improve the situation and significant reforms in many countries, the share of people with disability in employment remains stubbornly well below the share for those without. According to a forthcoming OECD report, this disability employment gap (based on population survey data using an internationally recognized definition of self-assessed... Read More