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Working futures?Disabled people, policy and social inclusion$
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Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346261

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.001.0001

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Challenging the disability benefit trap across the OECD

Challenging the disability benefit trap across the OECD

(p.135) Nine Challenging the disability benefit trap across the OECD
Working futures?

Alan Roulstone

Colin Barnes

Policy Press

This chapter briefly describes the magnitude of the dilemma across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), arguing that current policies are both expensive and yet fail to achieve satisfactory outcomes for people with disabilities themselves. It then discusses the primary causes driving current outcomes. The chapter looks at disability-policy trends in OECD countries since around the mid-1980s before turning to some very general policy conclusions. It notes that the chapter heavily relies on a 20-country comparative analysis published in early. The chapter concludes that no other area of social policy has been as ineffective in meeting the new challenges and in achieving stated objectives as disability policy.

Keywords:   OECD, people with disabilities, OECD countries, comparative analysis, social policy, disability policy

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