Social Resilience in the Labour Market: Learning from Young Adults with Visual Impairments in Oslo and Delhi
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OriginalversjonChhabra GGG. Social Resilience in the Labour Market: Learning from Young Adults with Visual Impairments in Oslo and Delhi. Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research. 2020;1 https://doi.org/10.1177/1103308820977397
Globally, young adults with visual impairments (YAVI) encounter multiple employment barriers. However, many circumscribe the risk of labour market exclusion and secure gainful employment. This article surfaces protective factors that enable some qualified YAVI from Oslo and Delhi to participate in the labour market. It answers what similar individual and structural protective factors enable YAVI to overcome employment barriers in Oslo and Delhi. The article is theoretically couched in the three dimensions of social resilience linked to the individual’s coping, adaptive and transformative capacities, which are mediated by formal institutions, that is, disability organizations and public employment agencies. This comparative article is based on a qualitative case study wherein 29 YAVI were interviewed. It sparks a much-needed cross-national dialogue within youth studies and disability research to view YAVI as resourceful agents and not passive actors.