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The Future of Social Policy in Scotland: Will Further Devolved Powers Lead to Better Social Policies for Disabled People?

Citation
Rummery K & McAngus C (2015) The Future of Social Policy in Scotland: Will Further Devolved Powers Lead to Better Social Policies for Disabled People?. Political Quarterly, 86 (2), pp. 234-239. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.12159

Abstract
Scotland has laid claim to being 'different' from the rest of the UK with regards to disability policy. This article examines the evidence for that with regard to long-term and social care, and discusses the possibilities opened up by the devolution of disability benefits. It asks whether Scotland will demonstrate policy divergence from the rest of the UK, and whether that is likely to be beneficial for disabled people. It argues that Scotland has the potential to create better social policies for disabled people, but faces significant challenges in doing so.

Keywords
social policy; devolution; disability; welfare; social care;

Journal
Political Quarterly: Volume 86, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Rummery, Kirstein; McAngus, Craig
Publication date30/04/2015
Publication date online04/05/2015
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28717
ISSN0032-3179
eISSN1467-923X
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