The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities states that women and girls with disabilities are subject to multiple discrimination and calls on the signatory states to take appropriate measures to enable them to participate in working life. Since 2013, Aktion Mensch has published the Inklusionsbarometer Arbeit (Job-market Inclusion Barometer) annually to measure progress and regression in inclusion in the labor market. A separate evaluation and comparison according to gender differences in labor force participation has not yet been conducted. This gap is filled by the present SINUS study.
The study is the first to systematically compare women with and without severe disabilities in relation to men with and without severe disabilities. Thus, gender-related differences are intertwined with differences between people with and without disabilities when it comes to their working lives.