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June/July 2009 (vol. 06/1)

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Barriers to work in young disabled

A systematic review was undertaken to determine which factors promote or hinder young disabled people from entering employment – and which can be addressed. Male gender, education, high psychosocial functioning, low depression score and high dispositional optimism are predictive of work participation. Factors predictive of unemployment included low education level, epilepsy, motor impairment, wheelchair dependency, functional limitations, co-morbidity, physical disability and intelligence quotient below 80.

Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2009; 19: 129–141. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10926-009-9169-0

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2009 (vol. 06/1) pp42