Disability and self-directed employment: business development models
Captus University Publications, 1998 - Business & Economics - 348 pages
People with disabilities have long been faced with barriers to employment and income generation. This book is the first comprehensive exploration of self-directed employment - owning your own business - for people with disabilities. Studies from all corners of the globe, including Canada, Kenya, Central America, South Asia, Japan, and the United States, present systematic approaches intended to aid in the creation of self-directed employment for disabled people.
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