Factors leading to low employment rate of people with physical disability in Tanzania: A case study of Temeke Municipal Council

Ntamanwa, Furaha L (2015) Factors leading to low employment rate of people with physical disability in Tanzania: A case study of Temeke Municipal Council. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study examined factors leading to low employment rate of people with physical disability in Tanzania. Specifically, it looked at how the education system cater for people with disability, the treatment of people with disability at the workplace and identified environmental barriers of people with disability. The work also determined the challenges facing people with disability at the workplaces. The study findings showed that there were several factors which lead to low employment rate to people with physical disability in Tanzania which included poor implementation of the Policy of Special Education to People with Disability, social and environmental barriers, poor socio-economic status, poor public awareness towards disability, poor supervision and implementation of National Policy on Disability. Other factors reported by the respondents were (i) Social discrimination to disabled people, (ii) Social stigmatization towards people with disability, (iii) Lack of working facilities to people with disability, (iv) Low level of education to most people with disability, (v) Social misconception and myths toward people with disabilities as well as, (vi) Social exclusion to people with disability in labor market. It is, therefore been concluded that mainstreaming of people with disability in employment is essential for the full development of their potential , in certain areas people with disability will be expected to excel, The laws erected to protect the employment of people with disability hence to be emphasized, coupled with sensitization program.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:34
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:34
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1288

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