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Deegan, Mary Jo. 1987. Physically Disabled Women and New Directions in Public Policy, 1977- 1987. (Public Administration Series: Bibliography P 2307). Monticello, IL: Vance Bibliographies.


Copyright 1987 Mary Jo Deegan


Women with physical disabilities now demand new directions in public policy. Starting a mere decade ago, in 1977, a driving momentum redefined the self-concepts, expectations, and united actions of disabled women. This burgeoning social movement is documented here through the geometric growth of writings articulating the vision of a more active and independent group. An overview of this Iiterature and its policy implications is provided.