Ethnicity, Disability and Chronic Illness
This chapter aims to: • Understand how patterns of disablement and chronic illness may partly derive from levels of material deprivation. • Illustrate why it may be important to look at the interactions not only between ethnicity and disablement, but between other factors such as age, gender, socio-economic status. • Show why it is important to interpret official figures on disability and ethnicity with care; and how cultural explanations from a policy perspective might worsen inequalities. • Understand the changing policy contexts associated with increased racism and disability discrimination. .
Citation : Dyson, S. M. and Berghs, M. (2019) Ethnicity, Disability and Chronic Illness. In: Understanding ‘race’ and ethnicity. Chattoo, S., Atkin, K., Graig, G. and Flynn, R. (eds.) Bristol: Polity Press.
ISBN : 9781447339663
Research Institute : Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research
Peer Reviewed : Yes