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Background Social Structures and Disability Discrimination in the United States and Canada

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dc.contributor.author Weber, Mark C.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-08T23:39:27Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-08T23:39:27Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Weber, M. C. (2013). Background Social Structures and Disability Discrimination in the United States and Canada. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 9(1).
dc.identifier.issn 1552-9215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58551
dc.description.abstract Several social structures deeply affect the equality of people with disabilities, but are not ordinarily considered when addressing attitudinal and environmental barriers that disadvantage disabled people. These structures, which relate to employment and the law that regulates it, are: (1) the legal doctrine of employment at will as opposed to notice or severance payment in lieu of notice; (2) unionization or its absence; and (3) government-sponsored social insurance programs. These structures differ from country to country, even between nations with a similar legal heritage. Drawing comparisons between Canada and the United States with regard to each social structure, this paper describes these arrangements and their impact, then discusses how their reform could enhance equality for people with disabilities.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 9, no. 1
dc.subject social model of disability
dc.subject employment law
dc.subject comparative law – Canada and United States
dc.title Background Social Structures and Disability Discrimination in the United States and Canada
dc.type Research Articles and Essays
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 9, No. 1


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