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Exploring the right to work among persons with disabilities: The role of labor-oriented values.

  • Academic Journal
  • Pinto OY; School of Public Policy, National Insurance Institute of Israel and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Strawczynski M; School of Public Policy and Department of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Rimmerman A; The Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.
  • Work (Reading, Mass.) [Work] 2020; Vol. 67 (1), pp. 193-202.
  • English
  • Background: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) assumes that persons with disabilities have similar rights, motivations to work and personal values as those without disabilities.
    Objective: The article examines the corroboration between this assumption and real-life facts to better understand the importance of labor-oriented values in people with disabilities.
    Methods: We tested the relationship between human values, employment and wages among Israelis with disabilities who cope with prejudice, negative attitudes and a lack of accessible workplaces in comparison to Israelis without disabilities.
    Results: We found that the effect of labor-oriented values on employment status is 70% higher among people with disabilities than among those without disabilities. Furthermore, persons with disabilities ranked power and achievement as important values related to employment, but these values were not included in the considerations of persons without disabilities.
    Conclusions: These results highlight the importance of labor-oriented values for people with disabilities to overcome challenges in the labor market. Our findings suggest that rehabilitation policies would benefit from identifying personal human values of people with disabilities at an early stage of their career.
Additional Information
Publisher: IOS Press Country of Publication: Netherlands NLM ID: 9204382 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1875-9270 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 10519815 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Work Subsets: MEDLINE
Publication: 1999- : Amsterdam : IOS Press
Original Publication: Reading, MA : Andover Medical Publishers, c1990-
Keywords: CRPD; human values; people with disabilities; work
Date Created: 20200928 Date Completed: 20210609 Latest Revision: 20210609