Institutional Ethnography of labour market integration of disabled persons

Using a qualitative approach based on an institutional ethnography of social organisation of work inclusion practices for disabled persons, the second phase of the study investigated the barriers to employment as identified by the disabled individuals themselves and their experiences of barriers towards employment and access on the labour market. Drawing on the results of the second phase, the third phase of the study moved the enquiry from an individual level to the institutional setting, focusing on the institutions that are designated to provide assistance in social and labour market integration on disabled persons, and the way their representatives (be they managers or street-level bureaucrats) organize, understand and interpret their professional experience with the barriers to employment of disabled persons.

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