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A Child‐Centred Social Investment Strategy

Gøsta Esping‐Andersen

in Why We Need a New Welfare State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256433
eISBN:
9780191599170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256438.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The introduction to this chapter considers the paradox that now that European society is ageing, it is becoming quite urgent that more is invested in the welfare of children, in contrast to the ... More


The Struggle Continues: 1980s–90s

Pat Thane and Tanya Evans

in Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?: Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199578504
eISBN:
9780191741838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578504.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Continuing difficulties for unmarried mothers and their children despite improvements. Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Governments, cuts to welfare, pressure on mothers to work, but childcare hard ... More


A Finer Future?

Pat Thane and Tanya Evans

in Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?: Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199578504
eISBN:
9780191741838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578504.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The first thorough account of the work of the Finer Committee on One-Parent Families, set up by the Labour Government in 1969, reported in 1974. The most detailed study, then or since, of the past ... More


Into the Twenty-First Century: Progress?

Pat Thane and Tanya Evans

in Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?: Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199578504
eISBN:
9780191741838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578504.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Labour won the 1997 election. Attacks on lone mothers ceased. Benefits, assistance into work and training, and availability of childcare gradually improved, as did the employment situation and the ... More


The art of persuasion? The British New Deal for Lone Parents

Jane Millar

in The welfare we want?: The British challenge for American reform

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344083
eISBN:
9781447303992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344083.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Since the 1970s, the number of lone-parent families has more than tripled, their employment rate has fallen, their receipt of benefits has risen, and their poverty rate has increased significantly. ... More


The Permissive Society? Unmarried Motherhood in the 1960s

Pat Thane and Tanya Evans

in Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?: Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199578504
eISBN:
9780191741838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578504.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Questions how much changed and why. Most changes were from the later 1960s: liberal legislation (e.g., divorce reform, legal abortion), the pill, increased divorce, open cohabitation, births outside ... More


Lone parents and the Conservatives: anything new?

Haux Tina

in Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on lone parents, a group that, it argues, has represented a challenge for policy makers in the UK for three decades or so. It notes that under New Labour, the ‘lone parent ... More


Lone-parent households1

David M. Smith

in On the margins of inclusion: Changing labour markets and social exclusion in London

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346018
eISBN:
9781447302872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346018.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter uses an ethnographic and life history approach to highlight how the choices of lone parents are shaped by the interaction between social policies, labour markets, and family structures; ... More


Modernising social security for lone parents: avoiding fertility and unemployment traps when reforming social policy in Northern Europe

Anders Freundt, Simon Grundt Straubinger, and Jon Kvist

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

From outside the toxified ‘work incentives’ debate in the UK, Anders Freundt, Simon Grundt Straubinger and Jon Kvist tackle the question of fertility and employment traps within contemporary social ... More


Room for resistance? Parenting Orders, disciplinary power and the production of ‘the bad parent’

Amanda Holt

in ASBO nation: The criminalisation of nuisance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420282
eISBN:
9781447301493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420282.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Since their inception in the Crime and Disorder Act of 1998, Parenting Orders have provided New Labour with another tool with which to fight its battle against crime and anti-social behaviour. This ... More


Eradicating child poverty in Britain: welfare reform and children since 1997

Mike Brewer and Paul Gregg

in The welfare we want?: The British challenge for American reform

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344083
eISBN:
9781447303992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344083.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Over the last 20 years, children have been the poorest group in UK society. The government set itself a short-term target to reduce child poverty by a quarter of its 1998 level by 2004. However, the ... More


Facing the greatest risk of poverty: who?

Michael O’Brien

in Poverty, policy and the state: The changing face of social security

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347992
eISBN:
9781447303046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347992.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter focuses on how poverty, low living standards, and income support are distributed, and on the recipients of the various forms of public income support, including tax credits. It explores ... More


Employment trajectories and ethnic diversity

Shirley Dex and Kelly Ward

in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424761
eISBN:
9781447301790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter considers diversity arising from the parent's varied employment hours and care combinations, which is called family economies for both couples and lone parents. It also deals with ... More


The cost of children: parents, poverty, and social support

Esther Dermott and Marco Pomati

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332152
eISBN:
9781447332398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides an overview of the relationship between parenting and poverty in the UK. We focus on the economising practices couple and particularly lone parents resort to in order to reduce ... More


Maintenance, the Magistrates’ Courts and the State

Stephen Cretney

in Family Law in the Twentieth Century: A History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280919
eISBN:
9780191713170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280919.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Legal History

For many years, married women who needed protection used the Magistrates’ Courts, which had a (very restricted) jurisdiction to make orders in cases where wife and children needed financial support ... More


Demography of childhood

Jonathan Bradshaw

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447325628
eISBN:
9781447325659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325628.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The proportion of children in the population has been declining, driven by the decline in fertility with a fall in under-29 fertility rates and a rise in over-35 fertility rates. This has resulted in ... More


A new welfare settlement? The Coalition government and welfare-to-work

Alan Deacon and Ruth Patrick

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter tries to address three questions: First, what are the central features of the welfare-to-work programmes that were developed by New Labour and will now be expanded and intensified by the ... More


Disciplining women: anti-social behaviour and the governance of conduct

Judy Nixon and Caroline Hunter

in Securing respect: Behavioural expectations and anti-social behaviour in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420947
eISBN:
9781447303336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420947.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter focuses on anti-social behaviour (ASB) and the notion that ASB is a gendered issue. It presents findings from a three-year evaluation of six Family Intervention Projects (FIPs) which ... More


The Green family: Work with a lone parent and her children

Patrick Lonergan

in Developing reflective practice: Making sense of social work in a world of change

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342386
eISBN:
9781447302032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents a case study concerning the author's social work experience with the Green family. It explains that thirty-three-year-old Ms Green is a lone parent with six children ranging in ... More


Earned Income Tax Credit Policies: Impact and Optimality

Richard Blundell

in Labor Supply and Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198749806
eISBN:
9780191814082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749806.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter addresses policies directed towards low labour market attachment and low wages among certain groups of parents with children. It aims to evaluate the impact and the optimality of Earned ... More


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