MONET 2030: Participation of disabled persons in the labour market


SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Swiss target 8.5 (a): People with disabilities are integrated into the job market.

Significance of the indicator
This indicator shows the proportion of people in employment in the severely disabled resident population aged between 16 and 64 living in private households. The participation of disabled people in the labour market is key to ensuring equality of opportunity. It allows disabled people to be more financially independent, to upgrade their skills, to enhance their personal development and to participate in civil society. In light of this, increasing the participation of disabled people in the labour market is a step towards sustainable development.

Help for interpretation
Labour market participation plays an essential role in the equality of people with disabilities, featuring prominently in the Disability Discrimination Act. People who describe themselves as severely disabled persons are faced with considerably more difficulties in participating in the labour market than those who describe themselves as disabled.

While the survey used does not exclude persons in employment in the so-called “secondary” market (work in a sheltered environment), the samples included very few such persons. The results presented therefore mainly concern participation in the “ordinary” (or “primary”) labour market.

International comparability
This indicator cannot be compared at international level.


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Methodology

This indicator shows the percentage of persons in employment among the severely disabled resident population of working age (16 to 64) living in a private household. The data are collected as part of the Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) compiled by the Federal Statistical Office. A 95% confidence interval is calculated.

While the survey used does not exclude persons in employment in the so-called “secondary” market (work in a sheltered environment), the samples included very few such persons. The results presented therefore mainly concern participation in the “ordinary” (or “primary”) labour market.

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Targets

Swiss target 8.5 (a): People with disabilities are integrated into the job market.

International target 8.5: By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

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