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Book

Employment policies for disabled people: a review of legislation and services in fifteen countries

Authors:
LUNT Neil, THORNTON Patricia
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Employment
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
222p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Sheffield

Contains detailed accounts of the current situation in all countries looked at, and in depth reports on France, Germany and the United States.

Book

Sheltered employment in five member states of the Council of Europe: Austria, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland

Authors:
SAMOY Erik, WATERPLAS Lina
Publisher:
Council of Europe
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
67p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Strasbourg

Comparative study looking at the situation of sheltered employment in the twelve Member States of the European Union. The data for each country is grouped under the following headings: institutional context; target population; access to sheltered employment; characteristics of the people in sheltered employment; and a discussion of the topics currently under debate around sheltered employment in each country.

Journal article

Sexuality and disability: a case of occupational injustice

Authors:
SAKELLARIOU Dikaios, ALGADO Simo Salvador
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(2), February 2006, pp.69-76.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Sexuality is an integral part of human life; however, people with disabilities often report an unsatisfying sexual life. The aim of this study was both to explore the reasons for the reported unsatisfying life and to reframe it in terms of occupational injustice and denial of participation in meaningful occupation. In-depth interviews were carried out with six men with a spinal cord injury. Thematic analysis was applied to the data and formed the basis for the textural description of the participants' experiences. The study participants generally found that certain societal beliefs and attitudes had an impact on their participation in sexuality-related occupations. They were experiencing occupational injustice as a result of the restriction of engagement in meaningful occupation. Impairment per se was usually not perceived as a barrier to a fulfilling sexual life. The study concluded that occupational therapists should embrace occupational justice as the main purpose of the profession and include issues of sexuality in their agenda.

Journal article

Segregated we stand?: the mutilated Greeks' debate at Persepolis, 330 BC

Author:
MILES M.
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 18(7), December 2003, pp.865-879.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

As Alexander reached Persepolis in January 330 BC, he encountered a large group of newly released Greek captives who had been severely mutilated during Persian enslavement. Alexander agreed to aid their resettlement. The men debated whether to return to Greece with money in hand and disperse to their old families, who might be shocked by their appearance, or to stay as a mutually supportive group and receive benefits in Persia with their local partners. Detailed review is made of the historicity of this story recorded by Quintus Curtius, Diodorus Siculus and Justin. Evidence is presented of groupings of disabled people in Middle Eastern antiquity, the transmission of stories about Alexander, textual and linguistic analysis, social responses to severe disability, and truth or exaggeration of war atrocities or gross physical abuse from antiquity and modern times.

Book

Higher education and disabilities: international approaches

Editor:
HURST Alan
Publisher:
Ashgate
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
245p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Contains papers on: disability services in Australian universities; the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 on tertiary education in Australia; supporting students with disabilities in Belgium; policy and provision of support services in Canadian universities; Canadian universities and the status of disabled people; students with disabilities in higher education in Finland; students with disabilities in German higher education; disabled university students in Greece; disabled students and higher education in Ireland; including students with disabilities in higher education in Lithuania; students with disabilities in the Netherlands; supporting students with disabilities in the Slovak Republic; students with disabilities in higher education in Spain; disability awareness raising and training in higher education in the United Kingdom; higher education and disability in the USA; service students with disabilities in higher education in the USA; and students with disabilities and international exchanges.

Journal article

Self-employment in Athens: the Telecentre project

Authors:
CHAPLIN John, KOULOURIS Christos, KATAMI Christelena
Journal article citation:
ReHab NetWork, 35, Autumn 1994, pp.5-7.
Publisher:
National Vocational Rehabilitation Association

TELECENTRE in Athens is a small business run and owned by eight young people with special needs. The aim is not to provide employment for people who are disadvantaged in work. The aim is to provide professional new-technology office bureau services. It is the result of a three year European Horizon project that has shown the possibility of expanding the employment opportunities for young people with disabilities in Greece.

Book

The dynamics of social exclusion in Europe: comparing Austria, Germany, Greece, Portugal and the UK

Editors:
APOSPORI Eleni, Millar Jane, (eds.)
Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
199p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Cheltenham

This book reports findings from a study funded by the European Commission, using data from the European Community Household Panel, with a multi-dimensional approach to international comparisons of poverty and social exclusion. The research, compares four groups who are anticipated to be at particular risk of poverty and social exclusion; young adults, lone parents, the sick or disabled, and those retired from employment. Following individuals over a twelve month period, the analysis explores a wide range of indicators of poverty and social exclusion. These include low incomes, lack of household amenities, personal necessities and consumer durables, and the extent of social contact with friends, neighbours and membership of clubs or organisations. The contributors not only provide country-based data, locating empirical findings in the context of national policy, but also cross-national data, with implications for supranational policy.

Book

Social care in Europe

Editors:
MUNDAY Brian, ELY Peter
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
247p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Collection of articles looking at the contexts for, and the outcomes of, the diversity of social care provision by the member states of the European Union. The book first addresses how we define social care in Europe and looks at the differences between member states. Goes on to look in more detail at the context for social care provision and the constitutional framework provided by the European Union itself. Further chapters cover Europe's mixed economy of welfare and provide detailed analysis of the impact of social care provision on 3 key clients groups: children and families, disabled people and older people.

Book

A crisis in care: the future of family and state care for older people in the European Union

Authors:
McGLONE Francis, CRONIN Natalie
Publisher:
Family Policy Studies Centre
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
52p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Report investigating Europe's looming crisis in care for older people. Argues that family and state care is in decline at the very moment when the number of people needing such care is increasing. Looks at disability and dependency; family care; the pressures of caring; support for carers in the European Union; the changing ability of the family to care; changing attitudes towards care; and European social policy. Also contains a chapter comparing social provision in the EC member states.

Book

The equal opportunities handbook: a guide to law and best practice in Europe

Author:
COLLINS Helen
Publisher:
Blackwell
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
302p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
Oxford

Part 1 provides a background to equal opportunities issues, including sex discrimination, racial discrimination and race relations, age discrimination, sexuality, and discrimination against offenders and ex-offenders. Part 2 looks at law and practice in the UK, and at policy issues. It also includes a section on HIV and AIDS. Part 3 details equal opportunities in the EC, looking at, country by country: the position of women, parental rights and childcare, race relations, disability, age issues, and sexuality.

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