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<i>The Policy Framework: Status-Conferring Policies</i>

Theodore J. Stein

in The Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS

Published in print May 1998 | ISBN: 9780195109429
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865772 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109429.003.0002

Series: Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research

The Policy Framework: Status-Conferring Policies

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This chapter focuses on federal statutes aimed at eliminating disability-based discrimination on housing, employment, education, and medical care; the provisions of these policies that determine when discrimination is illegal; and how women and others with HIV and AIDS are affected by these statues. The chapter proceeds as follows: Part I describes the basic provision of the Fair Housing Act of 1988 (FHA), Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and education statutes, highlights the distinctions between the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (VRA) and ADA. Part II defines the key terms of the VRA, ADA, and FHA. A chapter summary is presented in Part III.

Keywords: HIV infection; AIDS; women; discrimination; FHA; ADA; VRA

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