Cardiff University, UK
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Cardiff University
Labor economics, economics of disability
PhD Economics, Swansea University, 2007
“Disability and perceptions of work and management.” British Journal of Industrial Relations 54:1 (2016): 83–113.
“Disability prevalence and disability-related employment gaps in the UK 1998–2012: Different trends in different surveys?” Social Science and Medicine 141 (2015): 72–81 (with B. Baumberg and V. Wass).
“Disability, gender and the British labour market.” Oxford Economic Papers 58:3 (2006): 407–449 (with P. Latreille and P. Sloane).
“Is there employment discrimination against the disabled?” Economics Letters 92 (2006): 32–37.
Disability is associated with labor market disadvantage; recent evidence points to a causal relationshipMelanie Jones, April 2016In Europe, about one in eight people of working age report having a disability; that is, the presence of 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 employment disadvantages. Identifying the reasons for this is complex, but critical to determine effective policy solutions that reduce the social and economic costs of disability disadvantage.MoreLess