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The employment quality of persons with disabilities: findings from a national survey

Presented by Faraz Vahid Shahidi, Institute for Work & Health

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

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Persons with disabilities face persisting inequities in the labour market arising from stigma, discrimination, and other structural barriers to employment. It is widely accepted that greater integration into the labour market could serve to promote the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities. But what happens when they are successful at integrating into the labour market? What kind of jobs do they get? In this presentation, Dr. Faraz Vahid Shahidi shares findings from a recent nationwide survey examining the employment quality of persons with disabilities in Canada. He documents the nature and extent of employment inequities experienced by persons with disabilities, as well as the consequences of these inequities for support and accommodation in the workplace.

Dr. Faraz Vahid Shahidi is an associate scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. He also holds an appointment as assistant professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Shahidi is a social epidemiologist with interdisciplinary training in public health, social policy, and political economy. His research examines the social and economic determinants of population health, with a focus on the role that societal conditions play in shaping the health and safety of working people.

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