The economics of disability

Insights from Irish research

Edited by John Cullinan, Seán Lyons and Brian Nolan

The economics of disability


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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-8477-9980-7
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Published Date: February 2015
  • BIC Category: European history, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General, HISTORY / Europe / Ireland, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare, Welfare Economics, Ireland, Society & social sciences / Social welfare & social services, Sociology, Welfare economics, Social welfare & social services, Ireland
  • Series: Irish Society


This book brings together research relating to the economics of disability in Ireland. It addresses a range of issues of relevance to the economic circumstances of people with disabilities, considering topics such as social inclusion, poverty, the labour market, living standards and public policy. It also considers issues of specific relevance to children, working-age adults and older people with disabilities, providing important evidence that can help improve disability policies, services and supports. Each chapter presents a clear and relatively non-technical treatment of the specific topic under consideration, making it accessible to a greater number of interested readers. In doing so, it provides an important addition to our knowledge and understanding of the economics of disability and will serve as a useful and up-to-date resource for a range of interested parties both in Ireland and internationally.


1. The role of economic analysis in supporting disability policy - John Cullinan, Sean Lyons and Brian Nolan
2. Disability, social inclusion and poverty - Brian Nolan
3. Disability and the labour market - Brian Nolan
4. The private economic costs of adult disability - John Cullinan and Sean Lyons
5. A socioeconomic profi le of childhood disability - John Cullinan and Aine Roddy
6. Resource allocation for students with special educational needs and disabilities - Denise Frawley, Joanne Banks and Selina McCoy
7. Ageing, disability and policy - Eamon O'Shea
8. The economics of dementia - Paddy Gillespie and Sheelah Connolly
9. The costs of community living for people with intellectual disabilities - Aoife Callan
10. The economics of mental health services - Brendan Kennelly
11. The socioeconomic determinants of mental stress - David Madden


Brian Nolan is Principal of the College of Human Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at University College Dublin

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