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Social security in Britain

Author: Steven F McKay; Karen Rowlingson
Publisher: Houndmills [England] : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a definitive account of social security issues, explaining the aims of the benefit system, how it works and how it affects social and economic behaviour. The context of social security policy is discussed along with the details of the current system. Written in an accessible style, using illustrations and boxes, this book provides an up-to-date guide to debates in the field of social
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven F McKay; Karen Rowlingson
ISBN: 0333729781 9780333729786 033372979X 9780333729793 031222348X 9780312223489
OCLC Number: 43881423
Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Aims of Social Security --
The International Context --
The Historical Context --
The British System Today --
Who Receives Benefits? --
Benefits to Meet Specific Costs of Living --
Delivering Benefits --
The Effects of Social Security --
Social Security Reform --
Conclusions --
Data Sources Relevant to Social Security.
Responsibility: Stephen McKay and Karen Rowlingson.

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