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Disability and job search among older workers: a narrative review


Hutton, M and Bohle, PL and Mc Namara, M, Disability and job search among older workers: a narrative review, International Journal of Disability Management, 7 ISSN 1833-8550 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/idm.2012.6


This article reviews published research on the effects of disability, age and gender on the job search process. Electronic databases (Medline [via Ovid], OT Seeker, CINAHL, AMED, and Proquest 5000) were used to identify studies focusing on job search and employment, disability, age, gender and other barriers to workforce participation. There has been extensive research on the effects of age and gender on the job search process, and the available evidence indicates that disability, age and gender play significant roles in shaping the job search processes of older workers. However, there has been little rigorous investigation of the role of disability and research specifically examining the relationships between disability, job search behaviours and employment outcomes was not identified. This is a significant gap in the literature on disability and participation in the labour market. Overall, this narrative review indicates that older workers with a disability face multiple disadvantages when seeking work, which impairs their ability to fully engage in the labour market.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:older workers, disability, job search, barriers to employment
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Employment patterns and change
UTAS Author:Bohle, PL (Professor Philip Bohle)
ID Code:131427
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2019-03-18
Last Modified:2019-04-26

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