Economic impact of inclusion of disabled persons in the labour market

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This study, published by EASPD, assesses the literature review of cost-benefit analyses from a taxpayer perspective of the labour market inclusion of persons with disabilities. It includes an extensive and structured overview of global literature over the last 30 years. 

The main findings are that:

  • disabled people, taxpayers and government are likely to benefit financially in the long term from greater investment in employment in the open labour market of persons with disabilities.
  • there is a large variety of models, working to different objectives, which support persons with disabilities in work, training and employment
  • in terms of models supporting persons with disabilities into the open labour market, supported employment and individual placement and support have proved to be effective in doing so and wioth high cost-benefit return to the taxpayer.