This project is a comparative analysis of labour market exclusion of people with disability in Australia and China. The research question is, What prevents people with disability in Australia and China from gaining employment in the digital age? It is background research to test the hypothesis that people excluded from paid work and formal economy are more likely to take up new opportunities in the informal sector and increase economic participation in the digital economy.
The project is in partnership with People with Disability Australia, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Prof. Xiaoyi Zhang and her collaboration with the Disabled Persons’ Federation). The research is co-designed with the DPOs and people with disability and families through the UNSW Community Reference Panel.
Disability Innovation Institute UNSW
Li, B, Fisher, KR, Quan Farrant, F, Cheng, Z, (2020). Digital policy to disability employment? An ecosystem perspective on China and Australia, Social Policy & Administration, DOI:10.1111/spol.12666