Disability and Work
Description of the projet :
The idea was to answer a call from the “Securing professional paths” chair at Sciences Po, which wanted to determine the state of affairs in workplace disability, and more particularly the research devoted to this topic. I took a multidisciplinary approach, considering works in sociology, economics, law, social psychology, history, and political science.
In this book Disability and Work, I share my observation that the disabled are doubly marginalized – in relation to employment and in employment. First, the marginalization in relation to employment is expressed in the high inactivity and unemployment rates that you mention: by comparison, the figures for the general population (64% of active workers and 10% of unemployed).
It is important to add that unemployed people with disabilities are on average older, less skilled, and more likely to be in long-term unemployment. Second, the disabled are marginalized in employment: the disabled population is less educated than the general population, and often holds lower skilled, less prestigious, and less well paid positions; the disabled most often work part-time.
We created a website that provided reading cards drafted in French that drew on the international scientific literature. Five major themes were highlighted: discrimination, professional integration, the experience of disability at work, job retention, protected work, and supported work.
Anne Revillard, Handicap et travail, collection Sécuriser l’emploi, Presses de Sciences Po, 2019.
12/06/2019 : Conference Disability and Work organized by LIEPP, Securing professional paths chair and Louis Bachelier Institute.
In the Media :
Travail et handicap: mettre fin aux exclusions, entretien avec Anne Revillard dans le magazine de la recherche de Sciences Po - Cogito n°7 du 6 juillet 2019.
Handicap et travail, interview d'Anne Revillard sur Xerfi Canal - La revue audiovisuelle de l'économie, la stratégie et du management du 3 juillet 2019.
Handicap : il est urgent de changer d'approche, entretien avec Anne Revillard dans Le Monde du 16 mai 2019.