Disabled people, work and welfare : is employment really the answer? / edited by Chris Grover and Linda Piggott.
Contributor(s): Piggott, Linda [editor.] | UPSO (University Press Scholarship Online)Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2015Description: xvii, 293 p. PDFISBN: 9781447318354Subject(s): Disabled -- Employment | Disability | Welfare | Workforce Barriers | Public Policy | Social Policy | Employment/unemployment | Disadvantaged GroupsOnline Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
Challenging the idea that paid work should be seen as an essential means to independence and self-determination for the disabled, the contributors to this book show how such efforts have led to an overall erosion of financial support for the disabled and increasing stigmatisation of those who are not able to work. Drawing on sociology and philosophy, and mounting a powerful case for the rights of the disabled, the book outlines key issues for activists, scholars and policy makers. Includes bibliographical references and index.