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.
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