Millennials represent a growing proportion of the labour market. A chronic episodic disease can be a source of unpredictability that add to the challenges Millennials face in finding and sustaining employment. Tailored policies and programs within the workplace have an important role in supporting the labour market engagement of young adults with episodic health conditions.
You will learn:
- Unique employment experiences of Millennial young adults including the current labour market conditions that may constrain involvement in full-time and full-year employment.
- Experience of entering the labour market with a chronic episodic disability including the unpredictability and potential challenges with disease disclosure.
- Life course theory and its application to the field of work and health.
- Accommodations that may benefit the employment of Millennial young adults with chronic episodic health conditions. We will also describe some of the barriers they may face to accessing supports at work.
- Directions for future research, policy and practice which focus on Millennial young adults as they transition further into their careers
Arif Jetha, PhD
Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health, Canada
Dr. Arif Jetha is an associate scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. He is also an assistant professor (status-only) at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Dr. Jetha's emerging program of research aims at understanding life course differences in the employment participation of people living with chronic disabling conditions. He is specifically interested in understanding early labour market experiences and their impact on key transitions across life. His research takes a systems perspective to understand the role of policy-level factors and organizational conditions in the prevention and management of work disability.
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