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.
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.
"I have no doubt that there will be a demand for a further volume as the current set will be a valuable reference for students of social policy."
Sheelagh Broderick, Trinity College Dublin Economic and Social Review 2000