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Working futures?: Disabled people, policy and social inclusion (Paperback)
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Working futures?: Disabled people, policy and social inclusion (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 16/11/2005
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Working futures? looks at the current effectiveness and future scope for enabling policy in the field of disability and employment. By addressing the current strengths and weaknesses of disability and employment policy, the book asks Is the dichotomy of 'work for those who can and support for those who cannot' appropriate to the lives of disabled people? Does current and recent policy reduce or reinforce barriers to paid employment? What lessons from other welfare regimes can we draw on to further disabled people's working futures? The book is original in bringing together a wide range of policy insights to bear on the question of disabled people's working futures. It includes analyses of recent policy initiatives as diverse as the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Draft Disability Bill, the benefits system, New Deal for Disabled People, job retention policy, comparative disability policy, the role of the voluntary sector and 'new policies for a new workplace'. Contributions from academics, NGOs, the OECD and the disabled peoples' movement bring multiple theoretical, professional and user perspectives to the debates at the heart of the book.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861346261
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This collection of academic research, review and policy papers maps out attitudes of governments and employers towards disabled people, and puts these in both a historical and global context ... Alongside the critiques, there are positive suggestions as to how to redefine disability, impairment and the notion of work itself, alongside ideas for restructuring disabled people's involvement in decision-making and in society at large. ... This is essential for anyone involved in disability policy-making, human resources, supported employment or day services." Community Care
"The book includes an impressive range of authors... who provide a stimulating critique of the trends and issues underlying employment policies... It is delivered in short chapter-length chunks, and so will be a very useful text for researchers, students and policy-makers in the field of Disability Studies." Social Policy, Volume 36/3 - 2007 - Reviewer: Val Williams, Norah Fry Research Centre, Bristol University (Cambridge Journals)
"Working futures? is a welcome and much needed contribution to this crucial domain of disability studies. It is an excellent resource, providing an original text that should be drawn on by a wide audience within the social sciences." John Swain, School of Health, Community and Education Studies, University of Northumbria at Newcastle

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