Sandra Fielden, Mark Moore, Gemma Bend

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This introductory chapter sets out the scope and structure of the handbook and its focus on the individual experiences of people with disabilities in the workplace, rather than on organizational contexts. The introduction considers employment rates, examines various definitions of the complex concept of disability (both by global organizations and in legislation), terminology, the historical context of disability and employment and the three main models of disability referred to throughout the handbook (medical, social and social-relational).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Disability at Work
EditorsSandra L. Fielden, Mark E. Moore, Gemma L. Bend
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Cham
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030429669
ISBN (Print)9783030429652, 9783030429683
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes


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