This project looks at the costs to the Australian community of the economic exclusion of people with disabilities. It sharpens the evidence base about the need to direct community resources to this area and provide information about the opportunity costs in a broader context. It starts the process of building an economic case for social inclusion for this group.
It asks the question: if we removed barriers to inclusion for people with a disability, especially in employment, then what benefits could be accrued to the Australian economy?
Social Policy Research Services
Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs