Disability Benefits, Welfare Reform and Employment Policy by C. LindsayDisability Benefits, Welfare Reform and Employment Policy by C. Lindsay

Disability Benefits, Welfare Reform and Employment Policy

byC. LindsayEditorD. Houston

Hardcover | May 20, 2013

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This book aims to tackle the issues that are central to understanding and addressing one of the most important employment policy problems facing governments in the UK and beyond: the high number of people of working age claiming 'disability' or 'incapacity' benefits.
Clare Bambra, Durham University, UK Helen Barnes, Independent Social Policy Researcher and Consultant Christina Beatty, Sheffield Hallam University, UK Judith Brown, University of Glasgow, UK Martin Brussig, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Steve Fothergill, Sheffield Hallam University, UK Kayleigh Garthwaite, Durham Univers...
Title:Disability Benefits, Welfare Reform and Employment PolicyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:244 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.89 inPublished:May 20, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230349943

ISBN - 13:9780230349940

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Table of Contents

1. Fit for Work? Representations and Explanations of the Disability Benefits 'Crisis' in the UK and Beyond; Colin Lindsay and Donald Houston 2. Disability Benefits in the UK: an Issue of Health or Jobs?; Christina Beatty and Steve Fothergill 3. A History of Work-Disability; John Macnicol 4. Are Incapacity Benefit Claimants Beyond Employment? Exploring Issues of Employability; Anne Green and Ian Shuttleworth 5. Redefining 'Fit for Work': Welfare Reform and the Introduction of Employment Support Allowance; Helen Barnes and Paul Sissons 6. A Health Problem? Health and Employability in the UK Labour Market; Jon Warren, Kayleigh Garthwaite and Clare Bambra 7. The Interaction of Health, Labour Market Conditions and Long-Term Sickness Benefit Claims in a Post-Industrial City: A Glasgow Case Study; David Webster, Judith Brown, Ewan B. Macdonald and Ivan Turok 8. The Impact of the UK's Disability Benefit Reforms; Christina Beatty, Steve Fothergill and Donald Houston 9. Germany: Attempting to Activate the Long-Term Unemployed with Reduced Working Capacity; Martin Brussig and Matthias Knuth 10. Incapacity Benefits - Change and Continuity in the Swedish Welfare State; Rickard Ulmestig 11. From Dutch Disease to Dutch Fitness? Two Decades of Disability Crisis in the Netherlands; Rik Van Berkel 12. New Zealand's Reform of Sickness Benefit and Invalid's Benefit; Neil Lunt and Daniel Horsfall 13. Fit for Purpose? Lessons for Policies to Address the Disability Benefits 'Crisis'; Donald Houston and Colin Lindsay