What the future of work looks like to young people with disabilities

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Arif Jetha
Institute for Work & Health

What do young people with disabilities think about when they weigh their job options and consider their career goals? Given the massive changes expected in the world of work—changes brought on by the rise of automation, digital technologies, new forms of work, among others—what barriers and opportunities do young people with disabilities perceive on the horizon? In this presentation, IWH Scientist Dr. Arif Jetha shares findings from his interview-based study of young adults with disabilities. He also discusses what support they need to meet the challenges and take advantage of the potential opportunities of a changing labour market.

About presenter

Dr. Arif Jetha is a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. His program of research aims at examining how the future of work will impact vulnerable groups of workers, including young workers and people living with disabilities. He is also interested in understanding life course differences in the labour market experiences of youth and young adults living with disabling health conditions with a focus on the school-to-work transition.

About IWH Speaker Series

The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and beyond. For those unable to attend, the recorded webinar of most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are made available on its web page within a week of the event.