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Social policy and disabled people: a recent history

Luke Clements and Janet Read

in Disabled people and European human rights

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344250
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302087 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.003.0001
Social policy and disabled people: a recent history

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This chapter provides a summary of the main policy and legislative developments that have affected disabled people in the United Kingdom (UK) fifty years after the Second World War. This period is considered to be coterminous with that following the ratification of the European Convention on Human Rights – or simply the Convention – by the UK.

Keywords: social policy; disabled people; UK; ratification; human rights; legislative developments

Chapter.  6422 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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