Employment policy and disabled people: old wine in new glasses?
Danieli, Ardha and Wheeler, Peter. (2006) Employment policy and disabled people: old wine in new glasses? DISABILITY & SOCIETY, 21 (5). pp. 485-498. ISSN 0968-7599Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687590600785944
Many attempts have been made in recent times to increase the numbers of disabled people in the UK workforce. Present policy makers have proposed a raft of seemingly new initiatives to solve what appears to be a somewhat intractable problem. This paper argues that the present disability rights movement's concern with establishing equal rights for disabled people, including the right to independent living, has fused with government concerns in the area of employment, but questions whether this is a recent occurrence. Using historical data, it is suggested that a careful re-reading of the actions and arguments of organizations and activists during the early part of the 20th century indicates rather more continuity with the present disability movement than is generally acknowledged and that many of the current policy initiatives aimed at the inclusion of disabled people into paid work can be seen as 'old wine in new glasses'.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
H Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||DISABILITY & SOCIETY|
|Publisher:||ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 485-498|
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