New Perspectives on Health, Disability, Welfare and the Labour Market

Colin Lindsay (Editor), Bent Greve (Editor), Ignazio Cabras (Editor), Nick Ellison (Editor), Stephen Kellett (Editor)

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Abstract

Bringing together researchers from the fields of social policy, economics, sociology and clinical psychology, this book offers new evidence on the inter-related problems faced by disability claimants, and identifies important lessons for policy.

• Explores how reducing the level of UK benefit claiming among those with health limitations has been a priority for successive governments
• Argues that current policy fails to reflect the evidence that people on long-term disability benefits face a complex combination of barriers to work and social inclusion
• Demonstrates that there is a need for continuing inter-disciplinary research on the nature of the 'disability benefits problem' and the efficacy of current policy solutions and public services.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChichester, UK
Number of pages183
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameBroadening Perspectives in Social Policy
PublisherWiley-Blackwell

Keywords

  • welfare economics
  • medical economics
  • unemployment
  • political science
  • public policy
  • social services
  • welfare

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