Labour Production of Persons with Disabilities in the Construction Industry in Brazil

  • Bruno GuimarãesEmail author
  • Béda Barkokébas Junior
  • Laura Martins
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 277)


The objective was evaluate the labour production of PwD in the construction industry in the metropolitan area of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Study participants were workers with disabilities that performed jobs at the work sites in the construction industry. Participants were interviewed and they answered the sociodemographic questionnaire. The companies provided labour production data of the last 12 months of the persons with disabilities and without disabilities. Twenty-six workers with disabilities participated in the study, of which 30.76% were laborer and 65.38% had physical disabilities. The companies made accommodations for 53.84% of PwD and all of them were the organizational type. The mean labour production of the PwD was 16.50% ± 0.36 (p = 0.016) lower than the production of the persons without disabilities. Persons with physical disabilities and laborer had labour production statistically significantly inferior than workers without disabilities. However, it is important to note that none of the companies performed job tasks analysis to accommodate PwD, which may have influenced the labour production of PwD.


Workers with disabilities Labour production Job accommodation Construction industry Work environments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Guimarães
    • 1
    Email author
  • Béda Barkokébas Junior
    • 2
  • Laura Martins
    • 3
  1. 1.Catarinense Federal InstituteSão Bento do SulBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Department of DesignFederal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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