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Disability-policy models in European welfare regimes : comparing the distribution of social protection, labour-market integration and civil rights

  • Tschanz, Christoph Division of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Department of Social Sciences, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Staub, Ivo Division of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Department of Social Sciences, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
    2017
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  • Disability & Society. - 2017, vol. 32, no. 8, p. 1199-1215
English This paper examines different models of disability policy in European welfare regimes on the basis of secondary data. OECD data measuring social protection and labour- market integration is complemented with an index which measures the outcomes of disability civil rights. Eurobarometer data is used to construct the index. The country modelling by cluster analysis indicates that an encompassing model of disability policy is mainly prevalent in Nordic countries. An activating and rehabilitating disability-policy model is predominant mainly in Central European countries, and there is evidence for a distinct Eastern European model characterized by relatively few guaranteed civil rights for disabled people. Furthermore, the Southern European model, which indicates a preference for social protection rather than activation and rehabilitation, includes countries which normally have diverse welfare traditions.
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Faculté des lettres
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Département de travail social, politiques sociales et développement global
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  • English
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Social sciences
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