Authors: Dorothy Watson, Martina Lawless, Bertrand Maître
Published: March, 2017

A new report published by the ESRI today (16 March 2017) finds that people with a disability are less likely to get a job and more likely to leave employment even when their disability does not create difficulties with everyday activities.

In a study commissioned by the National Disability Authority, the authors of Employment Transitions among People with Disabilities in Ireland draw on the Quarterly National Household Survey for the years from 2010 to 2015 to explore the movements of working-age (20-59) people with a disability into and out of employment, as the economy moved from recession into early recovery. By comparing them to the general population, the report points to a number of areas where policy intervention may usefully contribute to increasing the proportion of people with a disability who are able to work.

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