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Welfare Reform on the Web (February 2005): Services for the Disabled - Overseas

"BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALL THE POWER AND I HAVE NONE": STATE RESTRUCTURING OF INCOME AND EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS AND DISABLED WOMEN'S LIVES IN ONTARIO, CANADA

V. Chouinard and V.A. Crooks

Disability and Society, vol.20, 2005, p.19-32

Article begins by outlining why and how social programmes have been redesigned and implemented in increasingly harsh ways as a result of neoliberalism. Even groups formerly considered among the deserving poor have found their access to social assistance diminished. Then argues that this is an outcome of state programmes and policies which are entrenching "ableness" as a necessary condition of citizenship, inclusion and access to justice. Finally illustrates how changes in provision are adversely affecting disabled women's lives through interviews with 10 women in Ontario.

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