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Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Chris Grover and Linda Piggott


This book focuses on policies, primarily in the United Kingdom, which are designed to facilitate the participation of disabled people in wage work. The book takes a critical approach to these policies by examining three main issues. First, the way in which eligibility rules and assessment procedures increasingly mean disabled people have responsibility for their own financial support as the legitimacy of their benefit receipt is questioned. Second, the book examines policies that are supposed to support disabled people into paid work. Problems with the supply side focus of policies upon employ ... More

Keywords: assessment, benefit, disabled people, eligibility, employment, employability, financial support, policies, productivity, wage work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447318323
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Grover, editor
Lancaster University, UK

Linda Piggott, editor
Lancaster University, UK

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One Disabled people, work and welfare

Chris Grover and Linda Piggott

Part One Changing constructions of disability and welfare

Three Doing the ‘hard yakka’

Alan Morris, Shaun Wilson and Karen Soldatic

Part Two Social policy, work and disabled people

Seven Disability and employment in the United States

Randall Owen, Robert Gould and Sarah Parker Harris

Part Three Assistance and access to paid work

Part Four Alternatives to, and validated lives beyond, paid work

Thirteen A right not to work and disabled people

Chris Grover and Linda Piggott

Part Five Conclusion

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