|Title||Enabling and disabling: disability in the British and Dutch construction sectors|
|Authors||Clarke, L., van der Meer, M., Bingham, C., Michielsens, E. and Miller, S.|
Though the British and Dutch approaches to disability in the construction sector exhibit common features, Britain tends towards a capabilities model compared with the Netherlands which is closer to a social model. The construction sector is considerably more regulated in the Netherlands but is in both countries highly disabling and exclusive. Sector-specific disabling and enabling factors and policy measures were investigated in the two countries with a view to identifying which policies might facilitate labour market participation. The investigation was based on interviews using similar questionnaires with key stakeholders, firms and disabled employees and a focus group. Policy in each country addresses the nature of exclusion in different ways. The conclusion drawn is that a sector-specific approach is needed if disability policy in Britain is to be more in tune with the social modelas apparent from the comparison with the Netherlands.
|Journal||Construction Management and Economics|
|Journal citation||27 (6), pp. 555-566|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190902977445|