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Disabled People, Work and Welfare : Is Employment Really the Answer? (Hardcover)

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This is the first book to challenge the idea that paid work should be seen as an essential means to independence and self-determination for the disabled. Writing in the wake of attempts in many countries to increase the employment rates of disabled people, the contributors show how such efforts have led to an overall erosion of financial support for the disabled and increasing stigmatization of those who are not able to work. Drawing on sociology and philosophy, and mounting a powerful case for the rights of the disabled, the book will be essential for activists, scholars, and policy makers.
This is the first book to challenge the idea that paid work should be seen as an essential means to independence and self-determination for the disabled. Writing in the wake of attempts in many countries to increase the employment rates of disabled people, the contributors show how such efforts have led to an overall erosion of financial support for the disabled and increasing stigmatization of those who are not able to work. Drawing on sociology and philosophy, and mounting a powerful case for the rights of the disabled, the book will be essential for activists, scholars, and policy makers.
Number of Pages: 293
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 46770252
UPC: 9781447318323
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-9729

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