Disability and Inequality

Socioeconomic Imperatives and Public Policy in Jamaica

Authors: Gayle-Geddes, A.

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Disability and Inequality:Socioeconomic Imperatives and Public Policy in Jamaica explores the lived experiences of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Jamaica, examining measurable socioeconomic deficits that establish PWDs are more likely to experience inferior education, training, and labor market outcomes compared to persons without disabilities. The author provides an evidence-based, theoretically grounded, and implementable public policy framework, called Framework of Key Determinants for Political and Socioeconomic Inclusion of PWDs, which advances anti-discrimination legislation and a twin-track policy schema with interconnected enablers of human rights. Using this framework, Jamaica, the Caribbean, and other Southern countries looking for methods and strategies to fulfill commitments set out by the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will find approaches to sustain existing progress, and address structural systemic deficits which continue to deny PWDs long-term sustainable development.

About the authors

Annicia Gayle-Geddes is Visiting Scholar at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and Program Manager of Poverty Reduction Coordination in Jamaica. She has served as National Disability Advisory Board member, National Disability Act Committee member, and Chairperson of the National Consultation Committee for a National Disability Act in Jamaica.

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“Disability and Inequality: Socioeconomic Imperatives and Public Policy in Jamaica is the seminal book that examines disability as a development phenomenon in the Caribbean. … this book is of critical importance to international audiences, including policy analysts, policymakers, health care professionals, educators, disability advocates, and disabled persons. … This book is the first in the Caribbean to analyze both quantitative and qualitative data as it looks at the environmental, physical, and social impacts of a disabling society.” (Jacqui Getfield, Canadian Journal of Disability and Inequality, cjds.uwaterloo.ca, Vol. 5 (2), 2016)


"Disability and Inequality is a wonderful effort to improve the repository of knowledge on persons with disabilities, a vulnerable community in Jamaica and the broader Caribbean. The research contained in the book can only redound to the improvement of the development agenda of persons with disabilities in the region, and the current mobilization within the region to improve the policy and legislative environment for persons with disabilities makes Gayle-Geddes' book a timely one. I strongly and unequivocally endorse this book and commend it to readers." - Floyd Morris, President of the Jamaican Senate, and Coordinator/Head of the University of the West Indies Centre for Disability Studies, Jamaica

"Disability and Inequality is a welcome addition to literature about sustainable development and people with disabilities in the Caribbean region. Gayle-Geddes illustrates sociocultural, educational and employment evidences from Jamaica as the basis of inequality between the populations with and without disabilities. She argues that sustainable development is transnational with long-term multidisciplinary implications for the Caribbean." -Katherine D. Seelman, Associate Dean and Professor of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, USA

"Disability and Inequality provides a way forward for social inclusion and mainstreaming persons with disabilities in the very complex policy environment This is a much needed guide for the evolving programs in the Caribbean and for advocates dedicated to improving conditions for persons with disabilities." -Innette Cambridge, Coordinator of the Social Policy Program and Disability Studies Unit, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Locating Disability within Jamaica and the Caribbean

    Gayle-Geddes, Annicia

    Pages 1-6

  • The Globality of Disability, Human Rights, and Development

    Gayle-Geddes, Annicia

    Pages 7-32

  • Disability and Sociocultural Inequality

    Gayle-Geddes, Annicia

    Pages 33-58

  • Education and Training Inequality

    Gayle-Geddes, Annicia

    Pages 59-87

  • Labor Market Inequality

    Gayle-Geddes, Annicia

    Pages 89-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disability and Inequality
Book Subtitle
Socioeconomic Imperatives and Public Policy in Jamaica
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44926-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137449269
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44925-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-68636-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 283
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