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Disability and Social Policy in Ireland

This publication covers all major aspects of social policy in relation to disability in contemporary Ireland. New approaches to policy making, influenced by concepts of rights, partnership and integration, have led to major changes in service provision and legislation affecting people with disabilities. These developments are fully discussed in chapters on education and employment policies, health services, social security, access and independent living, gender, ethnicity, poverty, ageing, the mixed economy of welfare and disability, the emerging rights perspective for disabled people, and the legislation underpinning service provision. The effect of European legislation is fully covered, and comparisons are made with provision in other countries and in Northern Ireland.

248 pages


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Table of Contents

Overview of developments in disability policy, Anne Doyle Educational policy, Patrick McDonnell Employment policy, Pauline Conroy Social security and disability, Anne McManus Access and independent living, Grainne McGettrick Health services and disability, Suzanne Quin Gender and disability, Patricia Noonan Walsh Ethnicity and disability, Maria Pierce Ageing and disability, Bairbre Redmond and Jennifer D’Arcy The mixed economy of welfare and disability Anne Good Poverty and disability - a Northern Ireland perspective, Jeremy Harbison An emerging rights perspective for disabled people in Ireland, Donal Toolan Towards free and inclusive societies for people with disabilities, Gerard Quinn and Anna Bruce.

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