One in seven persons in the world has a disability, according to the latest statistics. Yet people with disabilities are still far less likely to have a good job – or any job at all – than people without disabilities. Providing reasonable workplace adjustments can often make the difference. More and more employers are discovering just how simple and cost-effective these adjustments can be.
This is the second in a two-part series on income inequality produced by ILO’s Research Department. See the links below for more information about the research this blog post is based on.
Income inequality has a big impact on our lives, yet its effects aren’t always apparent. They’re often indirect, affecting us in ways that we may not even realize. Its consequences, however, are no less profound.
If you watch the news or read the papers, chances are you have heard about income inequality. The issue is complex and polarizing. But what does income inequality really mean?
For anyone who’s still in the dark about income inequality, it’s essentially the uneven way in which income is distributed within a population. The rich keep getting richer but everyone else’s income stays the same or decreases.