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Gesundheitsförderung - Rehabilitation - Teilhabe

Taking Well‐Being and Quality of Life for Granted?

An Empirical Study on Social Protection and Disability in South Africa

Authors: Bertmann, Isabella

  • Publication in the field of social sciences

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About this book

Isabella Bertmann investigates the connection between disability, poverty, and quality of life, and how social protection measures can influence this relationship. The focus of this study is on South Africa. On the basis of qualitative interviews conducted with individuals affected as well as with local disability and social policy professionals, the author provides enlightening insights into the contemporary discourse on inclusive social protection systems. By combining theoretical considerations on well-being and quality of life (based on the Capability Approach) with her empirical data, she opens new perspectives on the multidimensionality of poverty, social inclusion, and self-determined living.

About the authors

Isabella Bertmann was a member of the Fellow Group “Inclusion and Disability“ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich. She works at the Sociology of Diversity Chair at the Technical University of Munich.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bertmann, Isabella

    Pages 21-24

  • Definitions of Poverty and Disability

    Bertmann, Isabella

    Pages 25-45

  • Debating Social Policy and Social Inclusion from an International Perspective

    Bertmann, Isabella

    Pages 47-63

  • Approaching Quality of Life and Well-Being from a Multi-Disciplinary Perspective

    Bertmann, Isabella

    Pages 65-87

  • Contextual Framework: Social and Disability Policy in South Africa

    Bertmann, Isabella

    Pages 89-110

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-658-19812-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-658-19811-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taking Well‐Being and Quality of Life for Granted?
Book Subtitle
An Empirical Study on Social Protection and Disability in South Africa
Authors
Series Title
Gesundheitsförderung - Rehabilitation - Teilhabe
Copyright
2018
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-19812-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-19812-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-19811-4
Series ISSN
2626-6393
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 228
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
Topics