A study on the policy for the families caring for people with disabilities : Based on the expansion of public support and improving accessibility
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This study aims to find an efficient way to support families caring for people with disabilities, and views it as a matter of two overlapping areas. One is ‘family policies for care’ and another is ‘disability policies for the families of people with disabilities’. Policies for the families of children with disabilities in the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and Korea were examined through the use of an analysis framework that encompasses these two perspectives, and the differences among the policies toward the families of children with disabilities are discussed. It draws Implications for Korean policies for the families of people with disabilities. Finally, the subjective care burdens of family caregivers of people with disabilities are examined through focused group interviews. In the conclusion, we proposed several policy suggestions for promoting the rights of children with disabilities and their parents with regard to accessibility and their inclusion in society.