Intersectional perspectives on post-school occupation among young adults with intellectual disabilities in Sweden
2016 (English)In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, ISSN 0964-2633, E-ISSN 1365-2788, Vol. 60, no 7-8, 771-771 p.Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Aim: This study explores and analyses, from an intersectional perspective, the association between parents’ country of birth as well as their level of education and their children's type of occupation after graduating from Swedish upper secondary school for pupils with intellectual disabilities (ID).
Method: This is a quantitative study based on three registers (HURPID, LSS, LISA). The analyses are based on logistic regression, interaction analysis and chi-square tests. The sample size was 12,269.
Results: Children of less-educated parents tend to have paid employment and children of highly educated parents tend to participate in disability day programs. Parents’ country of birth and level of education affect the former pupils’ post-school occupation in different ways. The association between parents’ country of birth and former pupils’ occupation is modified by parents’ level of education.
Conclusions: Knowledge and awareness of different background conditions among children graduating from upper secondary school for pupils with ID need to increase.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. Vol. 60, no 7-8, 771-771 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31917DOI: 10.1111/jir.12306OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-31917DiVA: diva2:957355
15th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD), 14 -19 August 2016, Melbourne, Australia
Conference poster2016-09-012016-09-012017-02-14Bibliographically approved