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Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Mick Carpenter, Belinda Freda, and Stuart Speeden (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book explores equality, discrimination, and human rights in relation to employability and ‘welfare-to-work’ policies. It draws extensively on new research from the SEQUAL Project, undertaken for ... More


Equality and diversity: Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Steven R. Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426079
eISBN:
9781447302209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426079.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book explores the values of equality and diversity as promoted across liberal societies, drawing on various traditions of political and social philosophy, including liberal egalitarianism, ... More


The New Social Mobility: How the Politicians Got it Wrong

Geoff Payne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447310662
eISBN:
9781447310686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310662.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Despite Britain in fact being a highly, if unevenly, mobile society, politicians, think-tanks and the media continue to call for ‘more social mobility’, moving it up the political agenda. Their ... More


Inclusive equality: A vision for social justice

Sally Witcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300038
eISBN:
9781447307730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300038.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In an era of ongoing economic failures, as governments cut support to the poorest, the richest continue to get richer and those in-between are squeezed by rising costs and flagging incomes, the ... More


Equality in the social service state: Nordic childcare models in comparative perspective

Gabrielle Meagher and Marta Szebehely

in Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines what effects different childcare models — and changes therein — have for gender and class equality, as well as between different ethnic groups. The analysis focuses on childcare ... More


Women's Employment, Unpaid Work, and Economic Inequality

Nancy Folbre, Janet C. Gornick, Nancy Folbre, Helen Connolly, and Teresa Munzi

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Most studies on the impact of rising female employment on earnings inequality ignore the amount of time that women, and men, devote to unpaid work. Focusing on heterosexual married/cohabiting ... More


Equality, diversity and radical politics

Steven R. Smith

in Equality and diversity: Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426079
eISBN:
9781447302209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426079.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book centres in two premises; first, that the values worth promoting across communities, including those associated with equality and diversity, are often conflicting and incommensurable; and ... More


Utopia calling: eradicating child poverty in the United Kingdom and beyond

Ruth Levitas

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter draws on the legacy of Eleanor Rathbone, an early twentieth-century British campaigner for family allowances, and her aspirations for a society without child poverty. It deploys ‘utopia ... More


Ethnic inequalities: another 10 years of the same?

Phillips Coretta

in Towards a more equal society?: Poverty, inequality and policy since 1997

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422026
eISBN:
9781447304036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines New Labour's strategies to reduce ethnic inequalities. It evaluates the impact of general policies and specifically targeted initiatives on longstanding inequalities between ... More


Do we all (dis)like the same welfare state? Configurations of public support for the welfare state in comparative perspective

Mads Meier JæGer

in Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Does equality in outcomes lead to a preference for equality? This chapter introduces a new approach to study popular support for the welfare state that focuses on qualitative different configurations ... More


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