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Understanding equity in work through job quality: A comparative analysis between disabled and not disabled graduates by means of a new composite indicator
Giovanna Boccuzzo, Licia Maron

Last modified: 2013-06-14

Abstract


In this paper we compare the job quality of disabled and not disabled graduates. Equity in work is given not only by having a job, but also by having a good job. Indeed, thanks to the Italian law in favour of disabled persons, often disabled have a job, but the job quality could be scarce. We measure job quality by means of a composite indicator (CI), that comprises three dimensions: economic, professional and work-life balance. The proposal of the CI structure is original, because the variables composing the indicator can be quantitative, ordinal or dichotomous. Results show that the job quality of disabled and not disabled is equal, but the most important dimensions of the CI are different in the two groups: economic for disabled and professional for not disabled. Disabled have the guarantee of a stable contract, but their job is not coherent with their studies.

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