Negative events, positive outcomes: improving labour force outcomes via tertiary study for individuals with disability and chronic illness

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Author: Werth, Shalene


The economic appraisal often displayed by organisations in the assessment of their staff, at time crosses ethical and legal boundaries and evaluates personal characteristics of workers which are not relevant to their work - such as a disability. Workers report problems in the workplace which have led them to decide to complete a tertiary degree in order to improve their skills and increase their labour market power. They hope this might result in labour market outcomes such as improved job satisfaction, job security, job quality, career opportunities and increased access to flexibility...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Disability; Disadvantaged; Outcomes; Labour market; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Students; Culture and society

Keywords: Decision making; Disabled; Outcomes of education and training; Skill upgrading; Employability; Human capital; Social capital

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Bedford Park, South Australia: National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012

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Journal volume: 38

Journal number: 4

Journal date: 2012

Pages: pp. 345-366

ISSN: 0311-6336

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 110.886

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