The ‘compliant’, the ‘pacified’ and the ‘rebel’ : experiences with Swiss disability insurance

Piecek, Monika (Haute école de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne ; University of Geneva, Switzerland) ; Perrin, Céline (Haute école de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne, HES-SO) ; Tabin, Jean-Pierre (Haute école de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne, HES-SO ; Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Probst, Isabelle (HESAV Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud, HES-SO Haute école spécialisée de Suisse)

Switzerland’s social policies in the field of disability have been significantly reshaped over the last two decades by reducing the number of allowances awarded and by increasing the recourse to vocational rehabilitation measures. What stances do individuals who experience the implementation of these policies adopt? What kind of tests are they subjected to? How can we explain the posture they adopt – be it ‘compliant’, ‘pacified’ or ‘rebellious’ – when facing the (re)assignations of their identity and professional status? Drawing on interviews conducted with individuals who have recently been involved in programmes set up by Swiss disability insurance, we highlight their uncertainties and concerns relating to their place in society,as well as their reactions to disability insurance’s interventions.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Travail social
Branch:
Travail social
School:
HESAV
HETS&Sa | EESP
Institute:
LaReSS - Laboratoire de Recherche Santé-Social de la Haute Ecole de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne
Unité de recherche en santé, HESAV
Date:
2019-01
Pagination:
24 p.
Published in:
Disability & Society
Numeration (vol. no.):
2019, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 583–606
DOI:
ISSN:
0968-7599
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