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Distributive Justice and DisabilityUtilitarianism against Egalitarianism$
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Mark S. Stein

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300100570

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300100570.001.0001

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Disability and Welfare

Disability and Welfare

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(p.23) III Disability and Welfare
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Distributive Justice and Disability
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Mark S. Stein

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100570.003.0003

This chapter examines the relationship between disability and welfare and uses disability as a testing ground for utilitarianism and egalitarianism. It first considers what constitutes disability by looking at different kinds of disability, including physical disability, emotional disability, and intellectual disability. It then reviews two famous studies that investigated the welfare levels of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). The first study examined hedonic adaptation and the difference between the SCI victims' past and present happiness while the second looked at the role of social support, perceived control, and self-blame on SCI patients' long-term adjustment to disability.

Keywords:   disability, welfare, utilitarianism, egalitarianism, spinal cord injury, happiness, hedonic adaptation, social support, self-blame, adjustment

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