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Disability Benefits, Welfare Reform and Employment Policy

  • Colin Lindsay
  • Donald Houston

Part of the Work and Welfare in Europe book series (RECOWE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Christina Beatty, Steve Fothergill
    Pages 15-32
  3. John Macnicol
    Pages 33-53
  4. Jon Warren, Kayleigh Garthwaite, Clare Bambra
    Pages 94-110
  5. Christina Beatty, Steve Fothergill, Donald Houston
    Pages 134-152
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 242-244

About this book


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.


employment employment policy Germany government labor market Policy reforms Welfare Welfare reform Welfare State work

Editors and affiliations

  • Colin Lindsay
    • 1
  • Donald Houston
    • 2
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK
  2. 2.University of St AndrewsUK

About the editors

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 University, UK Anne Green, University of Warwick, UK Daniel Horsfall, University of York, UK Matthias Knuth, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Neil Lunt, University of York, UK Ewan B. Macdonald, University of Glasgow, UK John Macnicol, London School of Economics, UK Ian Shuttleworth, Queen's University, Northern Ireland Paul Sissons, The Work Foundation, UK Ivan Turok, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa Rickard Ulmestig, University of Jönköping, Sweden Rik van Berkel, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Jon Warren, Durham University, UK David Webster, University of Glasgow, UK

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