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Social Policy Towards 2000
Squaring the Welfare Circle

ISBN 9780415087070
Published December 16, 1993 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

Governments in all advanced industrial societies are involved in an endless struggle of how to 'square the welfare circle', as demand for public services rises due to demographic, social and labour market foctors. Government ability to finance this rising tide of public service demand is constrained by economic and, at times, ideological factors but failure to make welfare provision has adverse electoral consequeces. This is not an issue which is likely to go away. Social Policy Towards 2000 examines the issues and factors affecting the welfare state and by comparing the proposals of the three main UK political parties for the welfare system for the remaining part of the decade, offers a prospective analysis of the future of welfare.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Squaring the welfare circle, Vic George, Stewart Miller; Chapter 2 The Thatcherite attempt to square the circle, Vic George, Stewart Miller; Chapter 3 The Welfare Circle Towards 2000, Vic George, Stewart Miller; Chapter 4 Employment, Sean Glynn; Chapter 5 Social security, Hartley Dean; Chapter 6 Education, Peter Taylor-Gooby; Chapter 7 Health services, Nick Manning; Chapter 8 The personal social services, John Baldock; Chapter 9 Housing, Clare Ungerson; Chapter 10 2000 and beyond, Vic George, Stewart Miller;

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Vic George Professor of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Kent., Stewart Miller Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Kent.