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Author Gulland, Jackie, author.

Title Gender, work and social control : a century of disability benefits / Jackie Gulland.

Published London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, an imprint of Springer, 2019.
©2019

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Physical description 1 online resource (xvii, 241 pages)
Series Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies
Palgrave Macmillan socio-legal studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-230) and index.
Contents Introduction -- From national insurance in 1911 to employment and support allowance -- Only those unconscious or asleep : definitions of incapacity for work -- The necessity of questioning the doctor : medical and other evidence -- Bridge toll attendants and driving a quiet horse : the labour market and structural barriers to work -- Fit for the ordinary work of the home : women and domestic work -- Not incapable of playing Bingo : ideas about "work" and incapacity benefits -- Immoral conduct : moral regulations in incapacity benefits -- Unacceptable snooping : sick visitors and other methods of surveillance -- Conclusion.
Summary This book uses previously unknown archive materials to explore the meaning of the term 'incapable of work over a hundred years (1911-present). Nowadays, people claiming disability benefits must undergo medical tests to assess whether or not they are capable of work. Media reports and high profile campaigns highlight the problems with this system and question whether the process is fair. These debates are not new and, in this book, Jackie Gulland looks at similar questions about how to assess peoples capacity for work from the beginning of the welfare state in the early 20th century. Amongst many subject areas, she explores womens roles in the domestic sphere and how these were used to consider their capacity for work in the labour market. The book concludes that incapacity benefit decision making is really about work: what work is, what it is not, who should do it, who should be compensated when work does not provide a sufficient income and who should be exempted from any requirement to look for it. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Disability retirement -- Great Britain -- History.
Disability insurance -- Great Britain -- History.
Sociological jurisprudence.
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Women's rights.
Electronic books.
History.
ISBN 9781137605641
1137605642
1137605626
9781137605627
Standard Number 10.1057/978-1-137-60

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