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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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Benefits and tax credits: enabling systems or constraints?

Benefits and tax credits: enabling systems or constraints?

(p.120) (p.121) Eight Benefits and tax credits: enabling systems or constraints?
Working futures?

Alan Roulstone

Colin Barnes

Policy Press

This chapter traces the government's attempts to remove structural barriers and disincentives to work within the disability-benefits system itself, and to provide financial incentives to do paid work. It looks at the intention and mechanism of various new structural and administrative arrangements, and what evidence there is about the outcomes. The chapter finds that although there have been advantages and new opportunities for some people, conflicts and tensions remain.

Keywords:   structural barriers, disability-benefits system, financial incentives, administrative arrangements

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