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Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Peter Kemp (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Housing allowances have become increasingly important policy instruments in the advanced welfare states. Operating at the interface between housing and social security policy, they provide ... More


Policy analysis and normative theory: with a focus on social security policies

Wataru Sano

in Policy analysis in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781847429841
eISBN:
9781447311515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429841.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines why public policies (especially social security policies) in Japan has long been fragmented and inconsistent. There must be many various reasons, but the chapter focuses on the ... More


Social security and welfare reform

Stephen McKay and Karen Rowlingson

in Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews New Labour's social security and welfare reform policies. Blair achieved a ‘paradigm shift’ by putting ‘poverty’ back on the policy agenda. His pledge to eradicate child poverty ... More


Social security policies in 2005

Paul Dornan

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines developments in social security policy in 2005. It discusses the continuation of the government's primary focus on reducing poverty through paid work, supplemented with ... More


Social security policy

Chak Kwan Chan, King Lun Ngok, and David Phillips

in Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explains the welfare functions of communes and work units before China's economic reforms. It also describes the new social security measures which came about after 1978 such as old age ... More


Social security and welfare reform under New Labour

A. Kemp Peter

in Social Policy Review 17

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346704
eISBN:
9781447303442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter outlines the recent developments in social security policy. The analysis starts with a review of key themes in welfare reform since 1997. It is argued that New Labour has considerably ... More


Housing Benefit in Britain: a troubled history and uncertain future

Peter A. Kemp

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines income-related housing allowances in Great Britain, focusing on the largest of these, Housing Benefit. It briefly outlines the housing market and the social security policy ... More


The planning, design, and governance of sustainable communities in the UK

Mike Raco

in Securing an urban renaissance: Crime, community, and British urban policy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348159
eISBN:
9781447303329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the Labour government's recent shift towards the building of sustainable communities in England, and assesses the ways in which these new development blueprints define, ... More


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