An inclusive labour market? Disability coding, wage subsidies and sheltered employment for jobseekers with disabilities 

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Increased demands in working life have resulted in many people being outside the regular labour market. This research project examines labour market policy measures for jobseekers with disabilities.

Increased demands in working life have resulted in many people ending up outside the regular labour market and not being considered "employable". In light of this development, the aim of this research project is to investigate jobseekers' experiences of disability coding (in the Swedish Public Employment Service) and of subsidized employment such as wage subsidies and sheltered employment.

Empirically, the study is based on qualitative interviews with jobseekers who have a job with a wage subsidy or are in sheltered employment. The research results from the project are expected to be relevant for policy considerations and contribute to improving labor market policy measures for people with disabilities.

The project runs for two years (2022–2023) and is funded by the Institute for evaluation of labour market and education policy.


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Christian Ståhl, Ida Seing (2018)

The Science and Politics of Work Disability Prevention , s.125-140

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Ida Seing (2015)

Makeshift Work in a Changing Labour Market: The Swedish Model in the Post-Financial Crisis Era