Disabled Women and Employment
This paper looks at the difficulties for disabled women to find employment, focusing on Canada.
# 103084 | 1,107 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Apr 14, 2008 in Canadian Studies (Misc.) , Canadian Studies (Labor Studies) , Women Studies (General) , Political Science (General) , Labor Studies (General)
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In this article, the writer notes that people with disabilities face limited admission to health care, education, social activities and employment. Specifically, the writer points out that women with disabilities face the same criteria in higher regards and are disappointingly underrepresented in research, training and health policies. The writer maintains that although few advances have been made in terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and medical/assistive technology, opportunities have opened doors for females with disabilities to participate in and gain access to services but there is still work to be done. This research paper examines women with disabilities facing challenges of finding employment specifically in Ontario, Canada.
From the Paper:"Disabled women who could not take the struggle received social assistance or began some kind of training that would benefit their disability and work at the same time. In one situation, a woman who suffers from arthritis had to go to a chiropractor almost three times a week and was too tired to go to work, which became a barrier. Since employers expect their employees to work eight or more hours a day.
"In another situation, a woman with cerebral palsy became an occupational therapist. During a summer program as a ninth grader, she assisted students with severe disabilities along with a speech therapist and an occupational therapist. She was advised not to enter the field of occupational therapy because of lifting and feeding the disabled children. However due to this incredible challenge to fight and help children, she became a pediatric occupational therapist after finishing college."
Sample of Sources Used:
- DAWN Ontario Fact Sheet. Disabled Women's Network Ontario. 5 Apr. 2007 <http://dawn.thot.net/fact.html>.
- Driedger, D. "In Sickness and Employment: Women Living and Working with Chronic Illness." Resources for Feminist Research 30.1-2 (2003): 125-135.
- Howard, D. "Organizational and Social Barriers Confronting People with Disabilities in the Workplace." Workplace Diversity: Issues and Perspectives (1998): 55-60.
- International Labor Organization (ILO). Fact sheets on Women with Disabilities: Dawn Ontario, World of Work for Disabled Women, May/June 1995 p. 4. Retrieved 5 April 2007 from http://dawn.thot.net.fact.htm
- Waxman-Fiduccla, B. "Sexual Imagery of Physically Disabled Women." Sexuality and Disability 17.3 (1999): 240-242.
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