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 (8)
'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..
'I don't think they trust the choices I will make.' - Narrative analysis of choice and control for people with psychosocial disability within reform of the Australian Disability Employment Services program
Alexandra Devine, Helen Dickinson, Lisa Brophy, Anne Kavanagh, Cathy Vaughan
This paper explores New Public Management-inspired reforms to Australia’s Disability Employment Services (DES), which assume incre..
Employment predictors of exit from work among workers with disabilities: A survival analysis from the household income labour dynamics in Australia survey
Allison Milner, Yamna Taouk, George Disney, Zoe Aitken, Jerome Rachele, Anne Kavanagh
OBJECTIVES: Across high-income countries, unemployment rates among workers with disabilities are disproportionately high. The aim ..
Underemployment and its impacts on mental health among those with disabilities: evidence from the HILDA cohort
Allison Milner, Tania Louise King, Anthony D LaMontagne, Zoe Aitken, Dennis Petrie, Anne M Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: Underemployment (defined as when a person in paid employment works for fewer hours than their desired full working cap..
Does social support modify the effect of disability acquisition on mental health? A longitudinal study of Australian adults
Zoe Aitken, Lauren Krnjacki, Anne Marie Kavanagh, Anthony Daniel LaMontagne, Allison Milner
PURPOSE: Disability acquisition in adulthood is associated with deterioration in mental health. Social support may act as a "buffe..