Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Parental rights and responsibilitiesAnalysing social policy and lived experiences$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Harriet Churchill

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420916

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 20 August 2017

Welfare to work measures and financial support for families

Welfare to work measures and financial support for families

Chapter:
(p.90) (p.91) Five Welfare to work measures and financial support for families
Source:
Parental rights and responsibilities
Author(s):

Harriet Churchill

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.003.0005

This chapter examines key aspects of welfare reform. Macro-economic and social security policies are highly centralised in the UK, with the devolved Scottish, Northern Ireland, and Welsh administrations constrained in respect of independent policy directions. This chapter demonstrates that Labour's reforms contributed to significant increases in employment rates among some groups and a reduction in child poverty. However, in relation to the scale of the problems of poverty, labour market exclusion, employment disadvantage, and social inequalities, Labour's approach was limited. Crucially, limited welfare and equal rights in the UK continue to place families, adults, and children at risk of poverty and employment disadvantage.

Keywords:   welfare reform, macro-economic policies, social security, independent policy directions, Labour, employment rate, child poverty, social inequalities

University Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .