- Start date: 1 July 2013
- End date: 31 May 2015
- Funder: The Leverhulme Trust
- Co-investigators: Sarah Woodin - Durham University (UK), Professor Clare Bambra, Dr Jon Warren, Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite (Health geographies and public health) Cornell University (USA), Professor Susanne Bruyere (Rehabilitation Psychology) Katedra Specialni Pedagogicka (Czech Republic), Professor Jan Siska (Inclusive Education). TNO (Netherlands), Dr Edwin De Vos (Labour Market and Active Inclusion) Humboldt University (Germany), Dr Lisa Pfahl (Sociology of youth/labour)
This 18 month research project has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust to develop an international academic network addressing the urgent problem of young disabled people’s worklessness. Problems include the barriers to and often fractured pathways of disabled young people’s access to paid employment.
Academics from social policy, economics, labour market studies, psychology, rehabilitation, public health and health geographies are working together to address this issue in a way that emphasises knowledge exchange between academia, government and disabled people’s organisations.
For Publications and resources associated with this project, please see the project website: