A systematic review of evidence
Speaker: Janice Tripney, Lecturer in Social Policy, UCL-Institute of Education, University College London
Date: March 25, 2015, 17:30-19:00
Venue: Upper Meeting Room (103), London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
The costs of the differently abled are particularly high in low- and middle-income countries, where up to 80 per cent of differently-abled people of working age can be unemployed, around twice that for their counterparts in industrialised countries. When differently-abled people work, they generally do so for longer hours and lower incomes, have fewer chances of promotion, and are more likely to work in the informal labour market. This issue has received growing attention from policymakers and a range of legislative and other interventions aimed at securing an improvement in the labour market position of the differently-abled have been introduced.
This seminar will present a systematic review commissioned by Sightsavers International and 3ie to examine the evidence base on this topic published since 1990. The focus was on impact evaluations investigating outcomes for adults with physical and/or sensory impairments associated with disability. Eligible studies were combined in a narrative synthesis. As well as reviewing the existing literature, key research gaps are also identified.