All in it together? The impact of the recession on disabled people

Disabled employees are found to recount a more negative experience in terms of changes to workload, work organisation, pay and access to training during the recession. This does not reflect the concentration of disabled employees among jobs and industries which have been more affected by the recession because we control for this. The impact of factors traditionally associated with reduced disadvantage for disabled employees such as employment in the public sector, union representation and the number of equality practices was found to have only a limited positive impact on the relative experience of disabled employees during the recession.

Disability and the Impact of the Recession

Recession

Source: WERS 2011

Articles within this theme:

Jones M, Wass V, Bacon, N, and Hoque K (2015). The experience of disabled employees during the Great Recession, Irwin Mitchell Serious Injury National Rehabilitation Conference, Birmingham, November 19th 2015