Disability, Employment, and Public Policies​ Initiative (DEPPI)

Disability, Employment, and Public Policies​ Initiative (DEPPI)
Offering public policy solutions to foster employment of persons
with disabilities in an evolving
labor market

DEPPI

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DEPPI’s annual meeting

On 2 October 2019, in the Groupe TAQ’s premises, the DEPPI’s researchers and partners met to discuss the progress made in the first year of the partnership and…

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DEPPI in the French media

The magazineFaire Face…

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Charles Bellemare presents the DEPPI’s works in Paris

On 25 September 2019, Charles Bellemare presented at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) at Sciences Po in Paris the CV…

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Charles Bellemare presents DEPPI in Denmark

As part of a conference co-organized by the University of Copenhagen and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) on the assessment of labour…

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More than $ 70,000 in student funding

The DEPPI is proud to report a $ 70,000 contribution in funding for its student researchers during the first year of its Phase 2. This funding contributes to the…

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Charles Bellemare présentera le DEPPI à une rencontre thématique du REPAR

On October 24, 2019, Moelle épinière et motricité Québec (MÉMO-QC) and REPAR are organizing a meeting on the theme of access and job retention…

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Charles Bellemare discusses the employability of people with disabilities at CKIA 88.3

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Charles Bellemare, invited to CKIA 88.3 Urban Radio, discussed the employability of people with disabilities with…

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Charles Bellemare presents DEPPI at New Brunswick University in Fredericton

On June 3, 2019, Charles Bellemare, along with Charles Gaucher, Ann Beaton and Pauline Ranou, presented the DEPPI at the New Brunswick University in…

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Ibrahima Diallo presents an article at the annual conference of the Canadian Economic Association

As part of the 53rd annual conference of the Canadian Economic Association in Banff, Ibrahima Diallo presented an article on discrimination against people with…

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A report on DEPPI research by Radio-Canada

On Saturday May 25 2019, Radio-Canada broadcasted a report on DEPPI's research. The report discusses the video CV experience, a research project conducted by the…

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About

Mission

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DEPPI (the Disability, Employment, and Public Policies Initiative) is a multidisciplinary project aiming to improve the understanding of the preparation, integration, access, participation, and job retention of people with disabilities. The objective of DEPPI is to recommend public policies that boost the employability of people with disabilities in a changing labour market.

The work of DEPPI is based on evidence from field experiments, administrative records, and detailed interviews with employers and people living with physical disabilities.

Under the second phase of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) joint Healthy and Productive Work initiative, DEPPI was awarded a five-year grant of $1,593,315 ($514,260 from the CIHR, $629,634 from the SSHRC, and $449,421 from the project partners). This phase will allow the project to extend the work already done while developing an increased understanding of labour market stakeholders' perceptions of productivity and integration costs related to the employment of people with disabilities. The project will also investigate the challenges associated with the transition from employment to retirement and aim to understand the different programs currently available.

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Activities

One of DEPPI main goal is to actively mobilize research knowledge from researchers and non-academic partners to determine the most relevant policy recommendations given the evidence gathered. Regular dissemination of knowledge with our Partners will provide persons with disabilities, firms, and local organizations direct access to the knowledge generated by the Partnership.

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Mr. Joachim Winter, guest of DEPPI, will visit the Department of Economics from December 10 to 14, inclusive.

Mr. Winter is a Full Professor in the Department of Economics at the Ludwig Maximilian…

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Seminar on preparation, access and job retention of people living with a disability

The DEPPI, in collaboration with CIRRIS, is organizing a seminar on November 30, 2018, on preparation,…

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Disability and Labour Market Discrimination: Estimates from a Job Search Approach

Ibrahima Diallo will present his first essay: Disability and Labor Market Discrimination: Estimates from a Job Search Approach as part of doctoral seminars…

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Mr. David Gill will visit the Department of Economics of Laval University on November 2, 2018

 

As part of the Matuszewski Seminars serie organized by the Economics Department of Laval University, David Gill, of Purdue University, will…

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Séverine Toussaert will visit the department of economics of Laval University from September 17th to September 21st inclusively

Ms. Toussaert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Oxford University, with a degree in Economics from the University of New York. Dr.…

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Team
Partners

The DEPPI relies on the participation of its various partners who contribute to the development of the projects and actively participate in financing the initiative. The partnership's research agenda is guided by the interests of the partners, all of whom have agreed to play a key role in the governance of the organization.

Videos

As part of its dissemination strategy, the DEPPI will produce a series of video: (1) progress reports on the activities of the initiative, (2) videos explaining research and results and (3) videos explaining public policy recommendations.

On 21 September 2018, researchers and partners of the Disability, Employment, and Public Policy Initiative gathered to celebrate the funding announcement of the second project phase.

As a part of its strategy to disseminate research activities and results, DEPPI will produce a series of progress reports about the initiative activities.

DEPPI relies on the involvement of its different partners. They contribute to project development and participate actively in financing the initiative. The partnership’s research agenda is driven by the interests of its partners who all agreed to play a key role in the organization’s governance.

The DEPPI would like to conduct interviews of about 90 minutes with representatives of the human resources of large organizations in Quebec.These interviews will focus on the perceptions and challenges associated with integrating people with disabilities.To join the DEPPI team and participate in the study, contact manuel.paradis.1@ulaval.ca.

Conference entitled "Difficulties of employability of people with disabilities: a field survey." Presented on December 5, 2017 during Université Laval's Social Science Research Week.

 

DEPPI’s logo illustrates the partnership’s main objective: to produce public policy solutions that promote the employability of people with disabilities in an evolving labour market.The steep, pale-coloured slopes in the logo represent the adversities that people living with disabilities experience. The work of DEPPI aims to make these slopes less sheer; this is represented by the darker colours. The logo’s main colours call back to the red and gold of Université Laval, the project’s host institution. The grey evokes the complexity of the various issues addressed by the initiative’s researchers and partners.

 

Publications

DEPPI (the Disability, Employment, and Public Policies Initiative) is a multidisciplinary project aiming to improve the understanding of the preparation, integration, access, participation, and job retention of people with disabilities. The work of DEPPI is based on evidence from field experiments, administrative records, and detailed interviews with employers and people living with physical disabilities. DEPPI wishes to contribute to the scientific literature in various fields by publishing research papers and articles in scientific journals.

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Physical Disability and Labor Market Discrimination: Evidence from a Field Experiment

We investigate the determinants and extent of labor market discrimination toward people with acute physical disabilities (wheelchair users) using data from a…

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The perception of people living with disabilities towards job-seeking support

Access to the labour market for people with disabilities still represents one of their major challenges.

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Étude sur la discrimination: une enquête sur le terrain

Dans ce mémoire, je cherche à savoir si les personnes handicapées sont soumises à de la discrimination quand les employeurs choisissent qui convoquer en entrevue…

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Social and personal challenges related to job search encountered by people with motor, visual and/or hearing disabilities

Working is a basic vehicle of social participation for people living with disabilities. However, their labour market access is often hindered…

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Study on discrimination: a field survey

The main subject of this master’s thesis is to figure out if handicapped people are subject to discrimination when employers choose whom to…

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On the road

On the road

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  • On the road

DEPPI will organize a bus tour of the 17 administrative regions of the province of Quebec and a visit to Moncton, New Brunswick during its last year of activity. The aim of this dissemination tour will be to meet the various organizations interested in the research project. It will also be a unique opportunity to meet project beneficiaries as well as employers interested in the challenges faced by people with disabilities in the labor market. More details will follow.

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