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Disabled people, work and welfareIs employment really the answer?$
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Chris Grover and Linda Piggott

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318323

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.001.0001

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Supply- and demand-side policies and the employment of learning disabled people in Britain

Supply- and demand-side policies and the employment of learning disabled people in Britain

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(p.181) Ten Supply- and demand-side policies and the employment of learning disabled people in Britain
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Disabled people, work and welfare
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Sarah Woodin

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.003.0010

Learning disabled people in Britain have consistently expressed a desire to work and there are proven models of successful employment services. However, in a competitive environment employment rates for learning disabled people remain stubbornly low. Supply and demand side policies are discussed in relation to flexibility and commodification in the labour market, and the potential for developments, such as user involvement, to contribute to employment opportunities is also considered. The chapter adds to wider calls for a reconceptualisation of the meaning and practice of work, but one that is based on collaboration and co-working, and not only individualised autonomy.

Keywords:   collaboration, commodification, demand, employment, flexibility, learning disabled, employment, supply

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