Ben Baumberg

About Ben Baumberg

Ben Baumberg is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, where he Co-Directs the Kent Q-Step Centre. He blogs about his current project on real-world disability at Rethinking Incapacity.

The Inequality of Incapacity

While many inequalities are extensively researched, particularly around income and health, it is perhaps surprising to still find other inequalities that are barely mentioned in the literature. Yet this is true for one inequality around disability and work: almost no research focuses on why some people with disabilities are working and others are not, even when they have the same disabilities. What are the advantages that enable some – but only some, usually better-educated – sick and disabled people to stay attached to the labour market?

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