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Good times, bad times : the welfare myth of them and us.

Author: John Hills
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This revised edition uses extensive updated research and survey evidence to challenge the view of 'skivers versus strivers', showing how much our lives vary not just as we age, but from week-to-week and year-to-year.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hills, John.
Good times, bad times : The welfare myth of them and us.
Bristol : Policy Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Hills
ISBN: 9781447336488 1447336488
OCLC Number: 973182814
Description: 1 online resource (354 pages)
Contents: Good times, bad times ; The welfare myth of them and us; Revised edition; John Hills; List of figures; Glossary and acronyms; Acknowledgements; Preface to revised edition; 1. Introduction: ; 'Them and us'; 2. Are the poor too expensive? ; Redistribution and the welfare state; 3. The long view:; Social policies and the life cycle; 4. It's complicated:; High frequency living; 5. Good years, bad years:; Reacting to change; 6. The long wave:; Wealth and retirement; 7. The longest wave:; From generation to generation; 8. A moving backdrop:; Economic crisis, cuts, growth and ageing. 9. Conclusion: Britain's misunderstood welfare state; Endnotes, figure sources and figure notes; References; Index.

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"This is an academic book for everyone ... every bit as revealing as an episode of The Wire" Danny Dorling, Times Higher Education "Good Times, Bad Times is required reading for our times" Fran Read more...

 
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