Introduction to Social Security: Policies, Benefits and Poverty, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Introduction to Social Security

Policies, Benefits and Poverty, 1st Edition

Edited by John Ditch

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264 pages

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Description

Social Security forms a major area of government policy and social expenditure. Government activity in this area impacts directly on all citizens, and consequently social security policy is the focus for much debate. People are affected by social security whether by funding it through taxation, or using it when claiming unemployment or other benefits. Introduction to Social Security is an up-to-date text on this important and complex social policy issue. It provides a second introduction for students of social policy and administration and includes contributions from some of the best known and most respected names in the field.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction 1. Poverty Jonathan Bradshaw 2. Aims of Social Security Roy Sainsbury 3. Development of Social Security Peter Alcock 4. Poverty and Adequacy John Veit-Wilson 5. Pensions Policy Eileen Evason 6. Claiming Entitlements: Take-Up of Benefits Ann Corden 7. Poverty and Disability Sally Baldwin and Helen Barnes 8. Poverty and Social Security: Women's Business Eithne McLaughlin 9. Race, Social Security and Poverty Gary Craig 10. Poverty in a European Context John Ditch

About the Editor

John Ditch is Professor of Social Policy at the University of York.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA000000
HEALTH & FITNESS / General