A common understanding of how to approach the employment of persons with disabilities in a way that respects social justice, human rights and decent work as a key element of more inclusive economies and societies is sought. Having the employment of persons with disabilities on the G20 agenda is also a reflection of the increased attention to the rights of persons with disabilities both at a national as well as at an international level. The contribution focuses on one particular group of people with disabilities, namely those who may have been born with disabilities or may have developed some during their lives, but either way have remaining work capacities and are at working age.
Employment-to-population ratio statistics for persons with and without disabilities are provided for some of the G20 countries. Economic and social determinants of low employment rates of people with disabilities are discussed.
Policies across G20 countries for the labour market inclusion of persons with disabilities are discussed
- demand side - promoting disability inclusion within the private and public sector
- supply side - ensuring that persons with disabilities have the skills as demanded by the labour market
- making the environment more enabling
- mental health as a special challenge
- measurement and quality data to inform evidence-based policies