The Changing Disability Policy System

Author: Rune Halvorsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317227492
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The Changing Disability Policy System from the Author: Rune Halvorsen. Being an ‘active citizen’ involves exercising social rights and duties, enjoying choice and autonomy, and participating in political decision-making processes which are of importance for one’s life. Amid the new challenges facing contemporary welfare states, debate over just how ‘active’ citizens can and ought to be has redoubled. Presenting research from the first major comparative and cross-national study of active citizenship and disability in Europe, this book analyses the consequences of ongoing changes in Europe – what opportunities do persons with disabilities have to exercise Active Citizenship? The Changing Disability Policy System: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1 approaches the conditions for Active Citizenship from a macro perspective in order to capture the impact of the overall disability policy system. This system takes diverse and changing forms in the nine European countries under study. Central to the analysis are issues of coherence and coordination between three subsystems of the disability policy system, and between levels of governance. This book identifies the implications and policy lessons of the findings for future disability policy in Europe and beyond. It will appeal to policymakers and policy officials, as well as to researchers and students of disability studies, comparative social policy, international disability law and qualitative research methods.

Sickness Disability And Work Breaking The Barriers A Synthesis Of Findings Across Oecd Countries

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264088857
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Sickness Disability And Work Breaking The Barriers A Synthesis Of Findings Across Oecd Countries from the Author: OECD. Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems or disability, and too few people with reduced work capacity manage to remain in employment. This is a social and economic tragedy common to virtually all OECD countries. It ...

In Search Of Effective Disability Policy

Author: Jan Høgelund
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053566442
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In Search Of Effective Disability Policy from the Author: Jan Høgelund. Annotation Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Understanding Disability Policy

Author: Alan Roulstone
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847427383
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Understanding Disability Policy from the Author: Alan Roulstone. In an era of scarce social resources, the question of changing social policy constructions and responses to disabled people has become increasingly important. This text locates disability policy into broader social policy and welfare policy writings, embracing a range of indicators of disabled people's welfare.

The Policies Of Inclusion

Author: Juhani Laurinkari
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3945021146
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The Policies Of Inclusion from the Author: Juhani Laurinkari. Welfare policies and the ideas of well-being are linked with the ideas of good life. However, the meaning of good life, i.e. what is considered as ‘good life’ gets its meanings contextually. This means that we need to study the ideas of good life in time. The ideas of good life express social and political values and they are articulated in particular terms in particular time and place. The changing ideas of welfare and the ideas of changing approaches on welfare, well-being and knowledge production related to them have been discussed widely in international and Finnish research contexts. This volume is the second – and last – part of publications which stem from the 20th Anniversary Seminar of the Research Unit on Disability at University of Eastern Finland. It offers a multivoiced collection of research discussions from research in the fields of welfare and inclusion.

The Declining Work And Welfare Of People With Disabilities

Author: Richard V. Burkhauser
Publisher: AEI Press
ISBN: 0844772178
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The Declining Work And Welfare Of People With Disabilities from the Author: Richard V. Burkhauser. The U.S. disability insurance system is an important part of the federal social safety net; it provides financial protection to working-age Americans who have illnesses, injuries, or conditions that render them unable to work as they did before becoming disabled or that prevent them from adjusting to other work. An examination of the workings of the system, however, raises deep concerns about its financial stability and effectiveness. Disability rolls are rising, household income for the disabled is stagnant, and employment rates among people with disabilities are at an all-time low. Mary Daly and Richard Burkhauser contend that these outcomes are not inevitable; rather, they are reflections of the incentives built into public policies targeted at those with disabilities, namely the SSDI, SSI-disabled adults, and SSI-disabled children benefit programs. The Declining Work and Welfare of People with Disabilities considers how policies could be changed to improve the well-being of people with disabilities and to control the unsustainable growth in program costs.

Social Fabric Or Patchwork Quilt

Author: Jeff Keshen
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781551115443
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Social Fabric Or Patchwork Quilt from the Author: Jeff Keshen. Both historical and contemporary features of Canadian social welfare are explored in this wide-ranging and in-depth collection. Social Fabric or Patchwork Quilt explores the evolution of the Canadian social welfare state from a system based upon voluntarism and philanthropy to one in which the State's involvement has increased considerably. It also shows how the roles of governments at all levels have changed in recent times. Chapters describe the developing Canadian welfare state from Confederation to the present. Beginning with an integrative framework in the general introduction, the selected essays represent many perspectives: chronological, regional, multidisciplinary and ideological. An important feature of this collection is the consideration of providers and recipients. Such wide-ranging outlooks are possible given the diverse backgrounds of contributors, which include historians, sociologists, social workers, public policy experts and political scientists. As well as historical and sociological studies, topics include key programs (discussed in detail), the quality of services received by principal target groups, new directions in research; some contributions even revisit foundational older works and key government documents.

Sickness Disability And Work Breaking The Barriers Sweden Will The Recent Reforms Make It

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264090606
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Sickness Disability And Work Breaking The Barriers Sweden Will The Recent Reforms Make It from the Author: OECD. Sickness and disability is a key economic policy concern for many OECD countries. Medical conditions, or problems labelled as such by societies and policy systems, are proving an increasing obstacle to raising labour force participation and keeping ...

Disabled Students In Higher Education

Author: Sheila Riddell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134327218
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Disabled Students In Higher Education from the Author: Sheila Riddell. As wider access to higher education becomes a top priority for governments in the UK and around the world, this ground-breaking piece of work raises the challenging questions that policy-makers, vice-chancellors and government officials are reluctant to ask. A highly qualified team of authors have closely analyzed rates of participation and the experiences of disabled students in higher education over a two year period. They compare the responses of eight different universities to the new anti-discriminatory practice, contrasting their social profiles, academic missions, support systems for disabled students and approaches for the implementation of change. Change comes under particular scrutiny, with a close examination of each university’s interpretation of ‘reasonable adjustments’, and the extent to which they have modified their campuses and teaching accordingly. Student case studies are used throughout to illustrate the real impact of institutional responses to the legislation. Disabled Students in Higher Education will make fascinating reading for students of education, social policy, politics, and disability studies, and for those working towards accredited university teacher status.

Policy Program Evaluation And Research In Disability

Author: Julie Ann Racino
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789005977
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Policy Program Evaluation And Research In Disability from the Author: Julie Ann Racino. Explore case studies from the 1980s and 1990s that highlight the progress of community programs for people with disabilities! Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability: Community Support for All is an essential research reference on how community support systems can greatly assist people with diverse disabilities to live fuller lives outside of institutions. Based on qualitative research methods, Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability reflects over a decade of technical assistance and research in state, regional, and local communities throughout the United States. Community service managers, policy makers, researchers, activists, individuals with disabilities, and their families will benefit from the numerous studies that promote a better quality of life for those living with disabilities. Structured around the support and empowerment paradigm, which strives to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability offers studies that combine in-depth, qualitative research approaches for use with field practicums, research internships, and professional development. You will examine studies that cover several different types of community support systems, in the fields of mental health, mental retardation, brain injury, physical and multiple disabilities. In Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability, some of the topics you will read about include: public policies to support changes in communities and governmental programs advocating for statewide changes in housing andcommunity support programs national, regional, and local studies of organizations and innovations supporting people with disabilities working for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in public schools and communities agencies as supporters and funders of personal choice, self-advocacy, and services to families case studies on community integration that show people with disabilities living successful lives personal assistance services as described by leading consumer experts and advocates maximizing the personal futures of people with disabilities through supported employment, housing and community livingWith Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability, you will gain an in-depth look at the programs and policies available to people with disabilities and the emerging trends, directions, and recommendations for these programs. An excellent guide and research tool, this book challenges you to reach to another level of advocacy and not to settle for the status quo when it comes to bringing interdependence to everyone.