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[IWS] Eurostat: SITUATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN THE EU [2 December 2014]
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Press Release 2 December 2014
Situation of people with disabilities in the EU
Fewer than 1 in 2 disabled adults were in employment in the EU28 in 2011
And almost a third at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2013
[full-text, 6 pages]
Around 44 million people aged 15 to 64 in the European Union (EU28) have reported a disability1, often preventing them from taking part fully in society and the economy.
Whether in the labour market, in the education system or for social inclusion indicators, the situation of disabled persons in the EU28 is less favourable than
that of nondisabled people.
Persons with disabilities had a more limited access to the labour market in the EU28 in 2011: while the employment
rate2 of people aged 15 to 64 without disability was 66.9%, this rate was much lower (47.3%) for those with
disabilities. The pattern was the same for access to education and lifelong learning in the EU28: the participation
rate in education and training2 of non-disabled people aged 25-64 was 9.8% in 2011, compared with 6.9% for those
with disabilities. The gap existing between non-disabled and disabled persons was also noticeable for social
inclusion: while the at-risk of poverty or social exclusion rate2 was just over 20% for non-disabled people aged 16
and over (21.4%) in the EU28 in 2013, this share stood at almost 30% for disabled persons (29.9%).
On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities3, on 3 December, Eurostat, the statistical
office of the European Union, issues data on the economic and social integration of persons with disabilities in
the EU28 Member States. This News Release is complemented with several Eurostat publications4
, containing data on a larger range of indicators.
AND MUCH MORE…including CHARTS & TABLES….
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