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Alter - European Journal of Disability research
Sous presse. Epreuves corrigées par l'auteur. Disponible en ligne depuis le jeudi 27 juin 2019
Doi : 10.1016/j.alter.2019.04.003
Received : 6 February 2018 ;  accepted : 8 April 2019
Flexibility and visibility. An examination of the narratives of Norwegian people with disabilities about working part-time
Flexibilité et visibilité. Une étude de récits de personnes norvégiennes handicapées qui travaillent à temps partiel
 

Janikke Solstad Vedeler a, , Cecilie Høj Anvik b
a NOVA, Norwegian Social Research, OsloMet, Oslo Metropolitan University, Pb 4 St. Olavs Plass, 0130 Oslo, Norway 
b Nord University, Bodø, Norway 

Corresponding author.
Abstract

Among the disabled workforce, many are engaged in part-time work. However, research regarding the relationship between disability and part-time work has only partially elucidated how people with disabilities who are in receipt of partial or graded disability pensions perceive and handle the combination of part-time work with their pension payments. This article addresses the narrated strategies employed by people with disabilities in managing part-time employment, drawing on interview data from 10 Norwegian citizens who worked part-time in addition to receiving a graded disability pension. The findings illustrate that flexibility and visibility are specific strategies that our informants implement when health issues and reduced working hours result in weakened connections to the workplace. The article demonstrates how the discourses around paid employment facilitate these strategies. By providing insight into people's narrated experiences of engaging in part-time work with disabilities, the article offers significant recommendations into the conditions necessary for people with disabilities to remain employed while also in receipt of graded disability pensions.

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Résumé

Parmi les travailleurs handicapés, plusieurs ont des emplois à temps partiel. Cependant, la recherche sur la relation entre handicap et travail à temps partiel n’a que partiellement éclaircit la façon dont les personnes handicapées qui reçoivent une pension d’invalidité complète ou partielle perçoivent et gèrent l’articulation entre travail à temps partiel et leur pension. Cet article s’intéresse aux stratégies employées par les personnes handicapées, tel qu’elles le racontent, pour gérer cette articulation. Le travail à temps partiel, utilisant les données d’entretiens avec 10 citoyens norvégiens sont mobilisées. Les résultats montrent que la flexibilité et la visibilité sont des stratégies spécifiques que nos informateurs mettent en place quand les problèmes de santé et les heures de travail réduites ont comme résultat une connexion affaiblie avec le lieu de travail. L’article montre la façon dont le discours autour de l’emploi payé facilite ces stratégies. L’article se conclue sur des recommandations relatives aux conditions à mettre en place pour accompagner l’articulation entre travail à temps partiel et pension d’invalidité partielle.

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Keywords : Disability, Employment, Graded disability pension, Part-time

Mots clés : Handicap, Emploi, Pension d’invalidité, Emploi à temps partiel



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