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Why work is so problematic for people with disabilities and long-term health problems

Fevre, Ralph ORCID: 2017. Why work is so problematic for people with disabilities and long-term health problems. Occupational Medicine 67 (8) , pp. 593-595. 10.1093/occmed/kqx072

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Occupational health researchers and practitioners are well aware of the stubborn gap in employment rates between disabled and non-disabled people in countries within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) [1]. They may be less aware that many of the causes of this gap can be found in the workplace. The example of employers’ attitudes towards sickness absence shows how some of these causes might be traced back to the behaviour of employers. UK employers are particularly likely to be exercised by levels of sickness absence [2]. Even though UK rates of sickness absence are modest by European standards, and levels of sick pay are among the lowest in Europe, a higher proportion of sick pay is paid by employers.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0962-7480
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 31 May 2017
Date of Acceptance: 25 May 2017
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 06:28

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