Social Entrepreneurship as an Alternative for Disabled People

M. Raudsaar, M. Kaseorg


Employment of people with disabilities is an
important aspect in terms of social involvement because nonactive
residents inhibit economic development. Estonia performs
average in comparing ratio of no-active people (including
disabled workforce) across EU countries. The situation can be
improved when motivation to enter job market is increased
either eliminating barriers or applying active employment policy
measures. In this regard Estonia has not used its full potential,
since intensity of measures taken is relatively modest. However,
some good alternatives have emerged among third sector
organizations. The main risk groups are women, young people,
disabled people and elderly. In this paper we concentrate on the
problems of unemployment among disabled people and the aim is
to explore alternative work possibilities for disable people. We
search for different solutions and analyze cases what has been
used in Estonia.


Best practices, Employment, Legislation, Local activities, Public policy

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