Disability and in-work poverty in an advanced industrial nation: The lived experience of multiple disadvantage in the UK

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Abstract

In-work poverty (IWP) is an increasing feature of advanced industrial nations, including the UK. IWP disproportionately impacts on marginalised groups, such as the disabled. Current research interest is overly atheoretical, revealing little about the lived experience of disability and IWP. To address such issues, life history interviews were conducted with disabled people in IWP. The findings were analysed using the social model of disability. Government policies, employment experiences and managing household finances impacted greatly on disabled employees lived experience of IWP, suggesting governments and employers needing to do far more to tackle barriers associated with disability and IWP. More longitudinal research is required, especially from countries and contexts reporting lower incidences of IWP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-21
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2016
Event30th Annual Australian New Zealand Academy of Management: Under New Management: Innovating for Sustainable and Just Futures - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20169 Dec 2016
http://anzam2016.com/

Conference

Conference30th Annual Australian New Zealand Academy of Management
Abbreviated titleANZAM
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period6/12/169/12/16
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Keywords

  • In-work poverty
  • Social model of disability
  • Lived experience
  • Scotland
  • Financial crisis

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Richards, J., & Sang, K. (2016). Disability and in-work poverty in an advanced industrial nation: The lived experience of multiple disadvantage in the UK. 1-21. Paper presented at 30th Annual Australian New Zealand Academy of Management, Brisbane, Australia.