• Alan Walker
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This investigation of the employment and labour market experiences of a nationally representative group of 18-year-olds has demonstrated that handicapped young people are a severely disadvantaged minority. Some of the main dimensions of this disadvantage have, for the first time, been documented in detail. They had access to a very narrow range of jobs at a low level of skill; these jobs were often repetitive, unrewarding and were carried out in poor conditions. Furthermore these jobs were the most insecure and therefore handicapped young people were disproportionately affected by unemployment. The vast majority of those who took part in the survey were capable of entering open employment, but the proportion of handicapped young people who were underemployed since leaving school was five times that of the non-handicapped.


Labour Market Young People Unskilled Labour Life Chance Labour Market Experience 
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© National Children’s Bureau 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK

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