Dementia, Work and Employability: Using the Capability Approach to Understand the Employability Potential for People Living with Dementia
Ritchie, Louise; Egdell, Valerie; Danson, Michael; Cook, Mandy; Stavert, Jill; Tolson, Debbie
Prof Jill Stavert J.Stavert@napier.ac.uk
The importance of remaining in, or re-entering, the labour market is emphasised by governments internationally. While this may bring benefits, progressive disabilities such as dementia affect an individual’s employability. Although employers have legal obligations to support employees with disabilities, research suggests that employers are not providing this support to employees living with dementia and are undermining their capabilities. Drawing on interview data from 38 key informants collected over two studies, we explore the potential for supporting and promoting the employability of people living with dementia. A model of sustainable employability based on the Capability Approach is used as a lens to explore this issue. The findings demonstrate the implications of progressive disabilities for employability when the worker and their family are faced with dealing with a disability in a period of uncertainty with a lack of public and workplace understanding.
Ritchie, L., Egdell, V., Danson, M., Cook, M., Stavert, J., & Tolson, D. (2022). Dementia, Work and Employability: Using the Capability Approach to Understand the Employability Potential for People Living with Dementia. Work, Employment and Society, 36(4), 591-609. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017020961929
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Sep 1, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Dec 2, 2020|
|Deposit Date||Feb 25, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||Feb 25, 2021|
|Journal||Work, Employment and Society|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Capability Approach, dementia, disability, employability, sustainable employability|
Dementia, Work And Employability: Using The Capability Approach To Understand The Employability Potential For People Living With Dementia
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