Comparative Perspectives on Labour Market Policies
Edited by Rune Halvorsen and Bjørn Hvinden
Chapter 7: Nordic disability employment laws and policies in a human rights perspective
This chapter examines Nordic laws and policies governing the labour market in light of the requirements of a contemporary disability human rights approach. It is argued that employment law and policy in line with the contemporary disability human rights approach seeks to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the ordinary labour market. The chapter compares how five Nordic countries perform in employment protection, anti-discrimination legislation and wage subsidy schemes. The comparison demonstrates that a unified Nordic disability employment law and policy does not exist. The chapter concludes that the Danish flexicurity model does not perform well from the perspective of the contemporary disability human rights approach.
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