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

John Hills, Tom Sefton, and Kitty Stewart (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422026
eISBN:
9781447304036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

When New Labour came to power in 1997, its leaders asked for it to be judged after ten years on its success in making Britain ‘a more equal society’. This book asks whether Britain did indeed move in ... More


Capabilities, human rights and the challenge to workfare

Mick Carpenter, Stuart Speeden, Colin Griffin, and Nick Walters

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter talks about the basis for developing an alternative capabilities and human rights approach, in the context of the creation of the new Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). It ... More


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