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Understanding social security : issues for policy and practice

Author: Jane Millar
Publisher: Bristol : The Policy Press, 2004.
Series: Understanding welfare. Social issues, policy and practice
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reform of social security and tax is at the heart of the UK government's vision to combat social exclusion. Since 1997 there have been major changes in policy and administration. This text provides  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Millar
ISBN: 1861344198. 9781861344199 1861344198
OCLC Number: 895164385
Description: XXIV, 335 p. : il., tab. ; 24 cm
Contents: Setting the scene Jane Millar. Part One Changing contexts - From the cradle to the grave: social security over the life cycle Karen Rowlingson; The new governance of social security in Britain Theodoros Papadopoulous and Emma Carmel; Social security in global context Nicola Yeates. Part Two Changing goals: From welfare to workfare Alex Bryson; "Security for those who cannot" - New Labour's neglected welfare principle Saul Becker; From wage replacement to wage supplement - benefits and tax credits Jane Millar; Disability, capability and social exclusion Tania Burchardt; Benefiting children? The challenge of social security support for children Tess Ridge; Reforming pensions - investing in the future Stephen McKay. Part Three Changing delivery: Service delivery and the user Bruce Stafford; The street level implementation of unemployment policy Sharon Wright; Social security in a multi-ethnic society Lucinda Platt; Understanding social security fraud Roy Sainsbury; Wired-up welfare - the impact of technology on social security Karen Kellard.
Series Title: Understanding welfare. Social issues, policy and practice
Responsibility: edited by Jane Millar.

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"This first-class text provides students with the most up-to-date review and analysis of social security issues. It will fast become the definitive guide to the subject." Professor Jonathan Bradshaw, Read more...

 
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