Family policy and disability

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This book explores the status and scope of family policies related to households of children with disabilities, providing an in-depth, evidence-based review of legal, programmatic issues. It includes a discussion of the gaps between family needs and contemporary family policies in the United States and European countries, as demonstrated in these households’ surveys. In addition, the volume offers a comparative analysis of cash benefits, tax credits and deductions, and in-kind provisions between the United States and select European countries (UK, France, and Sweden). Most importantly, this book identifies and continues the discussion regarding the critical role of family-centered policies, as expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), as well as the future of family policy toward families of children with disabilities at a time of economic crisis.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages212
ISBN (Electronic)9781107278806
ISBN (Print)9781107049178
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Arie Rimmerman 2015.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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