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- DescriptionThis is the first book to challenge the concept of paid work for disabled people as a means to 'independence' and 'self determination'. Recent attempts in many countries to increase the employment rates of disabled people have actually led to an erosion of financial support for many workless disabled people and their increasing stigmatisation as 'scroungers'. Led by the disability movement's concern with the employment choices faced by disabled people, this controversial book uses sociological and philosophical approaches, as well as international examples, to critically engage with possible alternatives to paid work. Essential reading for students, practitioners, activists and anyone interested in relationships between work, welfare and disability.
- Author BiographyDr Chris Grover is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Lancaster University. Interested in the political economy of social security policy, Chris has written extensively on developments in disability benefits in Britain. Linda Piggott is a former Lecturer in Applied Social Science at Lancaster University. Linda has now retired, but she has written widely on several issues related to disability, including benefits for disabled people, disabilist hate crime, and disability and education.
- PublisherPolicy Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2015
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationBristol
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPolicy Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight476 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byChris Grover,Linda Piggott
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