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Disability and the Future of Work

Jones, M., Hoque, K., Wass, V. & Bacon, N. ORCID: 0000-0002-1031-1246 (2024). Disability and the Future of Work. In: MacLeavy, J. & Pitts, H. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook for the Future of Work. . Routledge.


This chapter will explore several key issues regarding disability and the future of work. It first provides a definition of disability, and then outlines trends in disability prevalence and the disability employment gap, in-work disability-related disadvantage and how this is affected by periods of economic turbulence (e.g., the great recession and COVID). The chapter then considers several government policies that might help to address the labour market disadvantage that disabled people encounter, considering the role of certifications, mandatory reporting, government procurement and trade union equality bargaining. The final section considers three emerging trends: demographic change; digitisation; and the gig economy.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter that will be published by Routledge in Routledge Handbook for the Future of Work which will be available on:
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Departments: Bayes Business School
Bayes Business School > Management
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