In April 2014, the Institute for Social & Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex published Diverse Disability. Evidence on employment outcomes from the Life Opportunities Survey by Richard Berthoud.
Policy has long been based on the assumption that disabled people are either capable, or incapable, of work. This paper extends earlier analyses which show that the probability of employment is a variable, not an absolute. The disability employment penalty varies by number, type, severity and duration of impairments.