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Working futures?: Disabled people, policy and social inclusion

Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes


This book looks at the current effectiveness and future scope for enabling policy in the field of disability and employment. By addressing the current strengths and weaknesses of disability and employment policy, it asks: Is the dichotomy of ‘work for those who can and support for those who cannot’ appropriate to the lives of disabled people; Does current and recent policy reduce or reinforce barriers to paid employment?; What lessons from other welfare regimes can we draw on to further disabled people's working futures? Contributions from academics, NGOs, the OECD, and the disabled people's m ... More

Keywords: disability, employment, dichotomy, disabled people, policy, welfare regimes, NGOs, OECD

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346261
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Roulstone, editor

Colin Barnes, editor

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Part One: Work, welfare and social inclusion: challenges, concepts and questions

Part Two: The current policy environment

Part Three: Towards inclusive policy futures

Twenty Three Conclusions

Alan Roulstone, and Colin Barnes

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