Does the state promote the employment of persons with disabilities in the private sector?


Question 5 analyses if government policies set incentives for private-sector employers that promote inclusive employment policies, or at least should have this effect. A Social Indicator of 1.5 for Europe is encouraging – but on the other hand devastating compared to the results of Question 2.



In Europe, a Social Indicator of 1.5 shows that in most European countries some policies are in place. On the other hand, compared with the results of Question 2, which clearly indicate that employment figures are going down, this would lead to the conclusion that many policies are not effective.


Yes, there are numerous programmes and services provided and promoted by the government (
The ADA National Network ( is a valuable resource with regional offices to support employers and employees.
United States

All the measures listed under the question exist here. The problem is, as far as we have understood, that employers are not always aware of these, or do not know how to use these subsidies, support, etc. Sometimes the problem is that some employers misuse them and prefer to employ, e.g., deaf employees only for the time they receive some subsidy, and after that has run out they take another person with disability or deaf person with their new subsidy.

A company has the opportunity to apply for funding for subsidised jobs and workplace adaptation (

Benin Labour Code promotes in Articles 31-34 the disabled worker and provides incentives such as tax breaks for private employers who hire persons with disabilities in their staff. However, the decree of application of these provisions has never been taken by the government. So these measures are not implemented.

Government Minister for Disabled People promotes “Disability Confident” scheme to encourage employers to recruit disabled people
United Kingdom