Not Incapable of Playing Bingo: Ideas About “Work” in Incapacity Benefits

@inproceedings{Gulland2019NotIO,
  title={Not Incapable of Playing Bingo: Ideas About “Work” in Incapacity Benefits},
  author={Jackie Gulland},
  year={2019}
}
  • Jackie Gulland
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Common-sense understandings of work usually assume that work means paid work under some contract of employment or expectation of payment from self-employment. While incapacity benefit statutes have avoided defining work, case law in the twentieth century began to define work as paid or work in expectation of payment. Adequacy of pay has never been key in this definition. Feminist and disability studies writers remind us that there are gendered and ableist understandings of what work means… CONTINUE READING