Cardiff University, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Cardiff University
Labor economics, economics of disability
PhD Economics, Swansea University, 2007
“Inequality and the economic cycle: Disabled employees’ experience of work during the Great Recession in Britain.” British Journal of Industrial Relations (Forthcoming) (with K. Hoque, V. Wass, and N. Bacon).
“Estimating the impact of disability onset on employment.” Social Science and Medicine 255 (2020) (with D. McVicar).
“The dynamic effect of disability on work and subjective well-being in Australia.” Oxford Economic Papers 70:3 (2018): 635–657 (with K. Mavromaras, P. Sloane, and Z. Wei).
“The dynamics of disability and work in Britain.” The Manchester School 86:3 (2018): 279–307 (with R. Davies and S. Drinkwater).
“Disability and perceptions of work and management.” British Journal of Industrial Relations 54:1 (2016): 83–113.
Disability and labor market outcomes Updated
Disability is associated with labor market disadvantage; evidence points to this being a causal relationshipMelanie Jones, March 2021In Europe, about one in eight people of working age report having a disability; that is, a long-term limiting health condition. Despite the introduction of a range of legislative and policy initiatives designed to eliminate discrimination and facilitate retention of and entry into work, disability is associated with substantial and enduring labor market disadvantage in many countries. Identifying the reasons for this is complex, but critical to determine effective policy solutions that reduce the extent, and social and economic costs, of disability-related disadvantage.MoreLess