Disability quotas: past or future policy?


Sargeant, M., Radevich-Katsaroumpa, E. and Innesti, A. 2018. Disability quotas: past or future policy? Economic and Industrial Democracy. 39 (3), pp. 404-421. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X16639655
TitleDisability quotas: past or future policy?
AuthorsSargeant, M., Radevich-Katsaroumpa, E. and Innesti, A.

This article considers the issues associated with the use of quota systems for the employment of workers with a disability. It examines the use and experiences of such quotas in Italy, Russia and the United Kingdom. Italy has a long established quota for the employment of such workers, whilst the modern Russian system it is a more recent innovation. In contrast the UK abandoned its quotas in the 1990s. We draw on the experiences of the three countries to consider generally whether the use of quotas is either an acceptable means of encouraging employers to take on disabled workers, or is necessary to achieve this objective.

Research GroupDiversity and Gender group
JournalEconomic and Industrial Democracy
Publication dates
Online06 Apr 2016
Print01 Aug 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited02 Feb 2016
Accepted24 Jan 2016
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

Malcolm Sargeant, Elena Radevich-Katsaroumpa, Alessandra Innesti, Disability quotas: Past or future policy?, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol 39, Issue 3, pp. 404 - 421. Copyright © The Author(s) 2016. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X16639655
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