Improving employment outcomes for Australians with disability
Grant number: LP150100077 | Funding period: 2016 - 2020
This project aims to provide evidence about how to improve employment outcomes for people with disability. Nearly one in five adult Australians have a disability and just over half of these are in the labour force; a modest increase in employment rates will have significant social and economic benefits for people with disability and society. By collecting longitudinal quantitative (survey) and qualitative (interview) data at three time points from over 1500 jobseekers with disability, critical information should be gained about how the characteristics of employment services, workplaces and jobseekers contribute to sustainable, meaningful employment for people with disability.
Related publications (6)
'I'm proud of how far I've come. I'm just ready to work': mental health recovery narratives within the context of Australia's Disability Employment Services.
Alexandra Devine, Cathy Vaughan, Anne Kavanagh, Helen Dickinson, Sean Byars, Stefanie Dimov, Bill Gye, Lisa Brophy
BACKGROUND: Employment is recognised as facilitating the personal and clinical recovery of people with psychosocial disability. Ye..
If I had stable housing I would be a bit more receptive to having a job. Factors influencing the effectiveness of Disability Employment Services reform
Alexandra Devine, Cathy Vaughan, Anne Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: Continual reforms of the Australian Disability Employment Services (DES) program aim to improve employment outcomes fo..
The relationship between disability and suicide: prospective evidence from the Ten to Men cohort
Allison Milner, Anne-Marie Bollier, Eric Emerson, Anne Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: People with disabilities often face a range of social and economic adversities. Evidence suggests that these disadvant..