The perils of compensation in social welfare policy: Disability policy in Israel

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Abstract

This article explores different notions of social justice implied in the concept of compensation in social welfare. Compensation is a primary allocative principle according to which programs are structured and eligibility for benefits is determined. While familiar in legal terms, the notion of compensation within the social welfare domain has a very different meaning. This article clarifies the meaning of compensation in the social welfare context and distinguishes it from two other principles: need and insurance. The implications of employing these principles in social welfare programs is illustrated by an ex-amination of disability policy in Israel.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)225-243
Number of pages19
JournalSocial Service Review
Volume75
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2000

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