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The position of the deaf in the Swedish labor market
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences. (Institutet för Handikappvetenskap)
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences. (Institutet för handikappvetenskap)
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences. (Institutet för handikappvetenskap)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2690-6989
2010 (English)In: American Annals of the Deaf, ISSN 0002-726X, E-ISSN 1543-0375, Vol. 155, no 1, 68-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The position of deaf people in the Swedish labor market is described and analyzed. A population of 2,144 people born from 1941 to 1980 who attended special education programs for the deaf was compared to 100,000 randomly chosen individuals from the total Swedish population born during the same period. Data on these individuals consisted of registered information from 2005. It was found that the labor market position of the deaf population was not as good as that of the reference population. It was also found that differences in sex, age, immigration background, level of educational attainment, and region of residence did not affect the difference between the two populations in regard to labor market position. Instead, deafness itself appeared to be a crucial factor. The study also indicated difficulties in finding long-term solutions to the deaf population’s problems finding employment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Washington, USA: Gallaudet University Press, 2010. Vol. 155, no 1, 68-77 p.
Keyword [en]
Deaf, labor market, employment, Sweden
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Disability Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-10386DOI: 10.1353/aad.0.0130ISI: 000277689400006PubMedID: 20503908Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77952061200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-10386DiVA: diva2:310696
Available from: 2010-04-15 Created: 2010-04-15 Last updated: 2017-02-14Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Deaf people and the labour market in Sweden: education - employment - economy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deaf people and the labour market in Sweden: education - employment - economy
2010 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis focuses on deaf people’s educational attainment, position on the labour market and sources of revenue. These issues are interrelated, for instance a higher level of educational attainment seems to be associated with a lower unemployment rate and higher levels of income. The national context is Sweden and the Swedish welfare state in 2005.

All studies in the thesis compare a deaf population, consisting of 2,144 persons born between 1941 and 1980 who have attended a school for the deaf in Sweden, with a general reference population, consisting of 100,000 randomly chosen persons from the total Swedish population born between 1941 and 1980. Data for all studies consisted of registered information about the persons in the year 2005.

The results show that there are differences between the deaf and the reference population regarding level of educational attainment, position on the labour market and sources of revenue and disposable income, with the deaf population having a poorer position than the reference population in all areas. There are also differences between the workplaces of the deaf and the people in the reference population, and it is twice as common for people in the deaf population than for people in the reference population to have a higher level of educational attainment than is required for their occupation.

These differences between the deaf and the reference population cannot be associated with differences in the independent factors, as for instance sex, age and immigration background, for which the results have been adjusted. This thesis shows that being part of the deaf population appears to be of importance. Factors in conjunction with deafness that can increase our understanding of the differences between the deaf and the reference populations in an educational context, labour market context and economic context are discussed in the thesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2010. 68 p.
Series
Studies from The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, ISSN 1650-1128 ; 32
Keyword
deaf, deafness, labour market, employment, workplace, level of educational attainment, disposable income, sources of revenue, register-based information
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Disability Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-10389 (URN)978-91-7668-728-4 (ISBN)
Public defence
2010-05-12, Hörsal L2, Örebro universitet, 701 82, Örebro, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2010-04-15 Created: 2010-04-15 Last updated: 2011-04-27Bibliographically approved

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