Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS: http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.633214
Title: Discrimination against people with learning disabilities in the labour market in South Korea
Author: Kim, Jin Woo
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2005
Availability of Full Text:
Access through EThOS:
Abstract:
This research explores Korean disability employment policy and discrimination against people with learning disabilities in the labour market. Breaking with the traditional academic approach to researching disability in Korea, it adopts a social model of disability and involves people with learning disabilities in the research process. Utilising the conceptual frameworks of 'political economy', 'the social model of disability' and 'legal discrimination', it investigates the employment of people with learning disabilities in open employment and sheltered workshops in Korea. Using group interviews with parents of people with learning disabilities and individual interviews with policy makers, sheltered workshops managers, people with learning disabilities and their parents, it focuses on the discriminative characteristics of current Korean disability employment policy, its impact on the participation of people with learning disabilities in the labour market, and their parents' understanding of how this discriminative reality impacts on the employment opportunities available to their offspring. The research findings are discussed in relation to 'direct and indirect legal discrimination' and 'commonality and difference'. The conclusions reached are that the disability employment policy in Korea is characterised by direct and indirect discrimination against people with learning disabilities, and this discriminative reality is not challenged by parents of people with learning disabilities in Korea who take on the responsibility of providing for their offspring's future lives.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.633214  DOI: Not available
Share: