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

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Permanent URL for this page: http://hdl.voced.edu.au/10707/236219.


Author: Werth, Shalene

Abstract:

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 to allow for their circumstances of disability. The decision process undertaken by workers with disability can be a fraught one and might require considerable motivation and commitment to follow through to the end. The students in this project are committed participants who followed this course of action to achieve improved labour market outcomes.

Published abstract reprinted by permission of the copyright owner.

  [-] Show less

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

Access item:
Request Item from NCVER
Publisher or alternative source

Journal title: Australian bulletin of labour

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



NCVER Author-Date style

 
Citation only
Full record
End Note
Plain Text
Rich Text
MS Word
 
 

 

Download