Disabled Policy: America's Programs for the Handicapped: A Twentieth Century Fund Report / Edition 1

Disabled Policy: America's Programs for the Handicapped: A Twentieth Century Fund Report / Edition 1

by Edward D. Berkowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521389305

ISBN-13: 9780521389303

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Combining history and an analysis of policy today, this book exposes the contradictions in America's disability policy and suggests means of remedying them. Based on careful archival research and interviews with policymakers, the book illustrates the dilemmas that public policies pose for the handicapped: the present system forces too many people with physical

Overview

Combining history and an analysis of policy today, this book exposes the contradictions in America's disability policy and suggests means of remedying them. Based on careful archival research and interviews with policymakers, the book illustrates the dilemmas that public policies pose for the handicapped: the present system forces too many people with physical impairments into retirement, despite the availability of constructive alternatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521389303
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.65(w) x 5.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Income-Maintenance Programs: 1. Workers' compensation; 2. The origins of Social Security Disability Insurance; 3. The administration of Social Security Disability Insurance; 4. The continuing debate over Social Security Disability Insurance; Part II. The Corrective Response: 5. Vocational rehabilitation; 6. Toward independence; Summary and conclusion; Notes; Index.

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