Community Attitudes to People with Disability: Scoping Project

90 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2012

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Denise Thompson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Karen R Fisher

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Christiane Purcal

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Chris Deeming

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Pooja Sawrikar

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Date Written: February 8, 2012

Abstract

The Australian Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) to conduct a scoping project investigating current research on community attitudes towards people with disability. It was an initial step towards building an evidence base on Australian community attitudes to people with disability, on the impact of these attitudes on outcomes for people with disability and on effective policies for improving community attitudes towards them.

The project had two parts: An investigation of research into community attitudes towards disability, comprising a literature review and a search of data sources for relevant indicators of community attitudes and their impact on outcomes for people with disability.

An investigation of policies, programs and initiatives for changing community attitudes, involving a literature review of the available research on effective policy options.

The findings of both parts were presented to FaHCSIA in two earlier reports. This final report combines the findings and draws together the implications for policies to improve community attitudes towards people with disability.

Keywords: community attitudes, disability

JEL Classification: 130

Suggested Citation

Thompson, Denise and Fisher, Karen R and Purcal, Christiane and Deeming, Chris and Sawrikar, Pooja, Community Attitudes to People with Disability: Scoping Project (February 8, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2014423 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2014423

Denise Thompson (Contact Author)

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Karen R Fisher

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Christiane Purcal

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Chris Deeming

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Pooja Sawrikar

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