Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice

Research Library

The HMinfo Research Library contains an in-depth collection of materials on home modifications and related subjects.

The Research Library does not lend books and other items. Under special circumstances, requests to use the library may be made by emailing .

Library Search

 

Disability Theory and Public Policy: Implications for Critical Gerontology

International Journal of Health Services

Author: Kennedy, J., Minkler, M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998

Abstract:

Applies a critical gerontology framework to aging & disability issues, reviewing theoretical models of the disablement process, & noting the primacy of environmental factors. The production & distribution of disability are assessed, using both social epidemiology & political economy insights. The linkage of disability & work impedance & the consequences in disability programming are examined, giving special consideration to inherent age, gender, & racial biases. Some of the historical antecedents of disability stigma in aging populations are also identified. It is suggested that analysts & policymakers who wish to address the tremendous social & economic inequities that accompany aging & disability should look to the principles put forth by the independent living movement & to recent work on the moral economy of interdependency over the life course.

Further Details

Pages: 757-776
Volume: 28
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 13.5.03
Keywords: older, mobility, policy compliance
Reads: 174
Back