- Subject index
Those involved in the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as the disabled themselves.
Chapter 1: Introduction, Background, and History: Why Work? Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities in America
Introduction, Background, and History: Why Work? Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities in America
“Work keeps us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.”
“What we do is a large part of what we are.”
Introduction: Why Work?
Importance of Employment and Work
Our view of work and the jobs we do has evolved from Voltaire's articulation of work as a means to avert moral defect and starvation to Ryan's definition of work as effectively defining one's identity or core being. Today, to a [Page 2]large extent, we are what we “do.” This evolving emphasis on work has not bypassed people with disabilities. Improving employment outcomes for persons ...