The Exclusion of People Living with Disabilities from Employment in Mainland Tanzania

Buhori, Johnas Amon (2014) The Exclusion of People Living with Disabilities from Employment in Mainland Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study entitled “The Exclusion of People Living with Disabilities from Employment in mainland Tanzania”, has adopted a desk research as its methodology. As such documentary analysis in the form of literature review was used. The main goal of this study is to examine factors which contribute to the exclusion of people living with disabilities from employment in mainland Tanzania. Factors which were identified to contribute to such exclusion include the following; environmental inaccessibility; stigma and society’s negative attitude; the education system. The ineffectiveness of the available policies and legislative instruments will be access. In light with the challenges identified, the Social model of disability as a theoretical framework has been used to guide the study. The model highlights the need of society’s change of attitude and the creation of accessible and friendly working environment for people living with disabilities to be mainstreamed into the economic system. Despite the number of available legislative instruments, people living with disabilities are still discriminated against in the labour market. As a result, this study has suggested a number of intervention strategies, which, if implemented would help people living with disabilities to access employment and remain in the labour market. These interventions include; government political will to implement the promulgated legislations, creation of accessible environment and community education.

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 Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 07:26
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 08:25

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