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Aktywność zawodowa kobiet z niepełnosprawnością w Polsce
Professional Activity of Women with Disabilities in Poland

Author(s): Dorota Kobus-Ostrowska, Bogusława Dobrowolska
Subject(s): Economy, Financial Markets, Human Resources in Economy, Business Ethics
Published by: Społeczna Akademia Nauk
Keywords: disabled person; disabled woman; labor market; economically inactive; economically active

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to identify the factors determining the professional activity of people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on the situation of women. The implementation of the objective was made possible by comparing people of working age andthe population of people with disabilities, taking into account the gender criterion. The empirical analysis was based on Central Statistical Office [GUS] data from Labour Force Survey [BAEL] and Eurostat data. The theoretical analysis, however, was made in the light of selected theories of the labour market, i.e. the theory of human capital, the DMP model, the theory of penchant for discrimination, and the crowding hypothesis. The conducted research proves that professional activity of people with disability is effectively limited by the following issues: worse health, lower education, job seniority, costs incurred by a person with disability if he or she is looking for a job, as well as the amount of benefits and time of unemployment and the range of subsidies available to employers. Hence, the question appears– is the situation of women with disabilities much harder on the labor market than that of men?

  • Issue Year: 20/2019
  • Issue No: 3.1
  • Page Range: 105-117
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish