Description

Did the percentage of persons with disabilities employed increase in calendar year 2011?
The question refers only to employment in companies that are required by law to employ persons with disabilities. The answer is ‘No’ if no figures are available. Without figures it is impossible to know if people with disabilities are, in fact, being employed as required. If such a figure is available, please provide the figure, a source and, if possible, an internet link.

Relates to Convention Article:

  • No.27, Work and employment
  • No.31, Statistics and data collection

In detail

Brief explanation of the question

Article 27 prescribes that “States Parties shall safeguard and promote the realization of the right to work… by taking appropriate steps, including through legislation, to… Promote the employment of persons with disabilities in the private sector through appropriate policies and measures, which may include affirmative action programmes, incentives and other measures;”

This question refers to the results of disability policies and of Article 27. Since the percentage of employees with disabilities remains below the percentage of other employees in every country of the world, every increase in the percentage can be considered an advance. The question refers only to employment in companies that are required by law to employ persons with disabilities.

Summary of results

The impressive but expected results related to the decrease of employment of persons with disabilities in 2012/13 is clearly pictured in the map and an interesting remark is that the coefficient of positive answers in the most developed countries is only slightly higher than the less developed ones, but lower than in the countries that lay in the middle of this two groups.
It seems to be quite legitimate to explain this abnormality as a result of the economic crisis.
Against this, there is a good performance of countries from Asia and of Central and Eastern European countries.

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