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Martin Powell, Linda Bauld, and Karen Clarke

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346704

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.001.0001

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Social investment perspectives and practices: a decade in British politics1

Social investment perspectives and practices: a decade in British politics1

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(p.203) Eleven Social investment perspectives and practices: a decade in British politics1
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Social Policy Review 17
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Dobrowolsky Alexandra

Jenson Jane

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0012

This chapter discusses the interpretation of New Labour of the social investment paradigm, whereby state expenditure is justified in terms of the future returns on invested resources. It talks about the social investment perspective of New Labour in four policy areas, namely: promotion of a culture of savings and investment, child poverty, childcare, and education and skills training. The discussion also points to the areas of contradiction within this perspective in the policies of New Labour.

Keywords:   social investment paradigm, state expenditure, invested resources, social investment perspective, child poverty, childcare, areas of contradiction

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