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The Current Situation of Supported Employment in Spain: analysis and perspectives based on the perception of professionals

At present, supported employment is emerging in Spain. It must be recognised that these programmes are more effective than the traditional sheltered structures, in accounting for the number of placements achieved in the mainstream employment market. Despite this fact, recent developments arising from social welfare policies do not encourage the consolidation of supported employment. This article briefly traces the evolution of employment integration of disabled people in Spain, and gives the results of research on professional workers in supported employment programmes. This data enables us to consider proposals to extend the experience of supported employment, thereby improving the employment situation of people with disabilities in our society.

© Disability and Society, 2003, vol. 18, núm. 6, p. 797-810

Taylor and Francis

Author: Pallisera, Maria
Vilà Suñé, Montserrat
Valls Gabernet, Maria Josep
Date: 2003 October 1
Abstract: At present, supported employment is emerging in Spain. It must be recognised that these programmes are more effective than the traditional sheltered structures, in accounting for the number of placements achieved in the mainstream employment market. Despite this fact, recent developments arising from social welfare policies do not encourage the consolidation of supported employment. This article briefly traces the evolution of employment integration of disabled people in Spain, and gives the results of research on professional workers in supported employment programmes. This data enables us to consider proposals to extend the experience of supported employment, thereby improving the employment situation of people with disabilities in our society.
Format: application/pdf
ISSN: 0968-7599 (versió paper)
1360-0508 (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/9613
Language: eng
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Collection: Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0968759032000119523
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Is part of: © Disability and Society, 2003, vol. 18, núm. 6, p. 797-810
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Subject: Discapacitats
People with disabilities
Integració social
Social integration
Title: The Current Situation of Supported Employment in Spain: analysis and perspectives based on the perception of professionals
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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