Department of Sociology

Case-study published at Social Research Methods Case Study database

The case study "Disability, Independence and Care in the United Kingdom and Norway: An International Social Research Methods Case Study", carried out by Professor Karen Christensen is included as a learning case in the SAGE research methoods database.


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This cross-national project, funded by a Norwegian national research agency, was carried out in the United Kingdom and Norway by a lone researcher as part of a larger project. The aim of the project was to understand the impact of different welfare regime contexts on the implementation of cash-for-care schemes, which lay stress on the independence of disabled people by giving them more control and choice over the services allocated by local authorities.

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