Employment Transitions among People with a Disability in Ireland

This research draws on the Quarterly National Household Survey data, collected by the Central Statistics Office, for the period from 2010 to 2015, and focuses on employment-related transitions among people with a disability.

The research examines in detail, the factors influencing employment entry and exit and asks whether these differ depending on whether the person has a disability.

The study, funded by the National Disability Authority, was carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

The following questions are addressed in the research report;

  1. What is the nature and scale of movement in and out of different labour force statuses (employed, unemployed, inactive) for people with disabilities, compared to the population as a whole?
  2. How do employment entries differ by individual and family characteristics, such as age, gender, marital status, education and household type? After taking account of these, is there still a difference between people with and without a disability?
  3. How do employment exits differ by job characteristics, such as occupation, sector (public/private and industry), size of workplace, full-time or part-time work as well as individual/family characteristics?

Employment Transitions among People with a Disability in Ireland