A Fair Go? Measuring Australia’s progress in reducing the disadvantage faced by working age adults with disabilities 2001-2016
People with disabilities are more likely than others to face disadvantage. They are more likely to be poor, and they are more likely to be unemployed. This is why the Australian government has tried to reduce inequality faced by people with disabilities. Australia developed the Disability Discrimination Act in 1992. In 2008 Australia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In 2013 Australia launched the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The report contributes to earlier evidence reported in A Fair Go? Inequality, Wellbeing and Australian adults with disabilities 2001-2015. This report uses unit record data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. The HILDA Survey was initiated and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) and is managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (Melbourne Institute). The findings in this report are those of the authors and do not represent the views of either the DSS or the Melbourne Institute.
The Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) is hosted by the University of Melbourne and is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
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