Determinants for the Employment of the Disabled: Focusing on Differences by Age Group

장애인 고용의 결정변인: 연령집단별 차이를 중심으로

  • 이효성 (한국장애인 고용공단) ;
  • 고그린 (가천대학교 문화유산역사연구소)
  • Received : 2014.04.14
  • Accepted : 2014.05.16
  • Published : 2014.05.28


This study aims to overcome the limitations of prior studies that have failed to take into account the impact of psycho-social factors on the employment of people with disabilities as well as the differences in employment by life stage. This study employs a research model that includes psycho-social factors along with human capital to examine how the determinants of employment differ for the disabled by life stage. The analysis in this study takes the form of logistic regression, using data from the fifth wave of the Korea Welfare Panel Survey. Analysis results show that the employment probability of young people with disabilities is significantly associated with their experience of discrimination, with their chance of employment decreasing when they have more experience of discrimination. Middle-aged people with disabilities are more likely to be employed when they have a lower level of education, a better health condition and a higher level of labor ability. For the disabled elderly, their labor ability is the only factor affecting their possibility of employment; they have a higher chance of getting a job when they have a higher level of labor ability.


Disability;Employment;Labor Market;Human Capital;Discrimination


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