Government Programs to Promote Employment Among Persons with Disabilities in India

Mitra, S. and U. Sambamoorthi (2006), Government Programs to Promote Employment among Persons with Disabilities in India, Indian Journal of Social Development, 6(2), pp. 195-213

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Sophie Mitra

Fordham University

Usha Sambamoorthi

West Virginia University

Date Written: May 2006

Abstract

This paper reviews the institutional framework on disability and employment in India. Our primary aim is to examine the impact of an important piece of legislation namely the persons with disability (PWD) Act, and various government programs that are designed to promote employment among PWD. Our review suggests that while existing policies are the initial steps in the right direction, they are unlikely to have any substantial impact on the employment rates of PWDs and that policy changes are needed.

Suggested Citation

Mitra, Sophie and Sambamoorthi, Usha, Government Programs to Promote Employment Among Persons with Disabilities in India (May 2006). Mitra, S. and U. Sambamoorthi (2006), Government Programs to Promote Employment among Persons with Disabilities in India, Indian Journal of Social Development, 6(2), pp. 195-213. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2338071

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Usha Sambamoorthi

West Virginia University

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