Experts on Entrepreneurship as an Alternative Form of Employment for Disabled People
Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Assoc. Prof.; Chairs of Sociology and Psychology, Baikal State University, Irkutsk, Russia.
Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Assoc. Prof., Chairs of Sociology and Psychology, Baikal State University, Irkutsk, Russia. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Assoc. Prof., Chairs of Sociology and Psychology, Baikal State University, Irkutsk, Russia. email@example.com
The article analyzes disabled people possibilities of entrepreneurial activity as an option for solving the problem of employment. The analysis was based on the results of an expert survey of representatives of regional and municipal bodies for labor and employment, public organizations of people with disabilities, as well as a survey among unemployed people with disabilities registered at the Employment Centre. According to experts and unemployed people with disabilities, the advantages of entrepreneurial activity over traditional employment include expanded opportunities for self-realization, convenient working hours, an additional source of income, and active integration into society. The experts identified lacking of effective legislative support as a serious obstacle to the development of entrepreneurial activity of disabled people along with difficult economic conditions. The existing material and consulting support for launching a business for unemployed citizens was recognized as insufficient in case of the disabled.
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