Recognizing ability : the skills and productivity of persons with disabilities : literature review

Employment Working Paper No. 3

Reviews the available evidence connecting the employment and economic status of disabled persons with their skills and productivity. Examines skills development strategies and their effect on employment, income-generation and productivity in both the formal and informal sectors in developed and developing countries. Considers also the impact of policies and practices designed to assist disabled people to achieve their productivity potential at work, including workplace accommodations and teleworking. Includes a number of illustrative case studies. Concludes with key policy messages which emerge from the literature review.