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The Resource Gender, work and social control : a century of disability benefits, Jackie Gulland

Gender, work and social control : a century of disability benefits, Jackie Gulland

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Gender, work and social control : a century of disability benefits
Title
Gender, work and social control
Title remainder
a century of disability benefits
Statement of responsibility
Jackie Gulland
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book uses previously unknown archive materials to explore the meaning of the term 'incapable of work' over a hundred years (1911-present). Nowadays, people claiming disability benefits must undergo medical tests to assess whether or not they are capable of work. Media reports and high profile campaigns highlight the problems with this system and question whether the process is fair. These debates are not new and, in this book, Jackie Gulland looks at similar questions about how to assess people's capacity for work from the beginning of the welfare state in the early 20th century. Amongst many subject areas, she explores women's roles in the domestic sphere and how these were used to consider their capacity for work in the labour market. The book concludes that incapacity benefit decision making is really about work: what work is, what it is not, who should do it, who should be compensated when work does not provide a sufficient income and who should be exempted from any requirement to look for it
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YDX
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Gulland, Jackie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave socio-legal studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disability retirement
  • Disability insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Disability retirement
  • Great Britain
Label
Gender, work and social control : a century of disability benefits, Jackie Gulland
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 241 pages
Isbn
9781137605627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1083033924
Label
Gender, work and social control : a century of disability benefits, Jackie Gulland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 241 pages
Isbn
9781137605627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1083033924

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