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

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

Colin Lindsay , Bent Greve , Ignazio Cabras , Nick Ellison , Stephen Kellett

ISBN: 978-1-119-14551-6

Nov 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

192 pages

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$34.95

Description

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

List of Contributors vii

Introduction: New Perspectives on Health, Disability, Welfare and the Labour Market 1
Colin Lindsay, Bent Greve, Ignazio Cabras, Nick Ellison and Stephen Kellett

1 Assessing the Evidence Base on Health, Employability and the Labour Market – Lessons for Activation in the UK 5
Colin Lindsay, Bent Greve, Ignazio Cabras, Nick Ellison and Stephen Kellett

2 Disability Benefits in an Age of Austerity 25
Christina Beatty and Steve Fothergill

3 From Impairment to Incapacity – Educational Inequalities in Disabled People’s Ability to Work 47
Ben Baumberg

4 ‘Keeping meself to meself’ – How Social Networks Can Influence Narratives of Stigma and Identity for Long-term Sickness Benefits Recipients 65
Kayleigh Garthwaite

5 Measuring the Impacts of Health Conditions on Work Incapacity – Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey 81
William Whittaker and Matt Sutton

6 The Influence of Presenting Health Condition on Eventual Return to Work for Individuals Receiving Health-Related Welfare Benefits 107
Fiona Purdie and Stephen Kellett

7 A Review of Health-related Support Provision within the UK Work Programme – What’s on the Menu? 127
Jenny Ceolta-Smith, Sarah Salway and Angela Mary Tod

8 Supporting the UK’s Workless – An International Comparative Perspective 151
Mike Danson, Ailsa McKay and Willie Sullivan

Index 175