Disability rights and the denial of young carers - the dangers of zero-sum arguments

Aldridge, Jo and Becker, Saul (1996) Disability rights and the denial of young carers - the dangers of zero-sum arguments. Critical Social Policy, 16 (48). pp. 55-76. ISSN 0261-0183

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Abstract

Research, debate and policy on young carers has been welcomed by the carers movement and children's rights practitioners alike, but challenged by some disability rights authors who suggest defining the children of disabled parents as 'young carers' serves to undermine both the rights of disabled people and the rights of children. Among those putting forward this view are Jenny Morris and Lois Keith (Critical Social Policy, 1995, Issue 44/45). Here, we respond to the disability rights critique on behalf of academics working in the field of young carers, policy-makers and practitioners and, more importantly, on behalf of children who care.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 16:27
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 16:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75072
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