Sheltered Employment for People with Disabilities: An International Appraisal with Illustrations from The Spanish Case - Miguel A. Malo, Vanesa Rodríguez - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Rivista internazionale di Scienze Sociali

Sheltered Employment for People with Disabilities: An International Appraisal with Illustrations from The Spanish Case

newdigital Sheltered Employment for People with Disabilities:
An International Appraisal with Illustrations from The Spanish Case
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journal RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI
issue RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2022 - 2. A Special Issue on “Economics of Disability”
title Sheltered Employment for People with Disabilities: An International Appraisal with Illustrations from The Spanish Case
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Publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 06-2022
doi 10.26350/000518_000093
issn 0035-676X (print) | 1827-7918 (digital)
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This article presents an updated review of the employment policy of sheltered employment for people with disabilities. We review the international literature, focusing on the European Union and especially on Spain, because of the great importance of sheltered employment centres in this country. Studies have increasingly questioned sheltered employment’s ability to promote labour market integration, mainly compared with supported employment. However, we lack clear causal evidence, as these arguments are largely based on descriptive evidence. In addition, sheltered employment centres have shifted to focus on people with physical disabilities rather than those with mental and cognitive disabilities, which was the predominant focus until the 2000s.

keywords

Disability, Sheltered employment centre, Integration, European Union, Spain.

Authors biography

Miguel Á. Malo, University of Salamanca, Spain. Author for correspondence: Email:malo@usal.es.
Vanesa Rodríguez, University of Oviedo, Spain. Email: rodriguezvanesa@uniovi.es.