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Effects of Disability on Job Search Among Older Workers


Hutton, M and Bohle, P and Mc Namara, M and Li, Z, Effects of Disability on Job Search Among Older Workers, International Journal of Disability Management, 9 Article e2. ISSN 1833-8550 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/idm.2014.2


This article examines the impact of disability and related variables (age, gender, and education level) on job search behaviours and employment outcomes. Data are from a two-wave study of 681 Australians between the ages of 45 and 65 who were not in paid employment. Regression modelling indicates that disability impedes job search at several stages of the employment process. Although is it unrelated to job search intensity, disability is negatively associated with the probability of engaging in job search, preferred weekly hours of work, and the likelihood of finding work. Gender and age are related to the probability of engaging in job search and gender is also associated with preferred hours to work. These findings indicate that older workers with a disability face multiple disadvantages when seeking employment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:older workers, job search, disability, workforce participation
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business systems in context
Research Field:Business systems in context not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Employment patterns and change
UTAS Author:Bohle, P (Professor Philip Bohle)
ID Code:130420
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2019-01-24
Last Modified:2021-07-02

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