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14th March 2003

New Tax Credits, by Paul Treloar

Benefits, number 33, volume 10, issue 1, February 2002, pages 49-52. This is a useful discussion of the nature and likely effects of the new Child Tax Credit announced in Read More

14th March 2003

Using Household Expenditure to Develop an Income Poverty Line, by Peter Saunders, Jonathan Bradshaw and Michael Hirst

Social Policy and Administration, vol.36, no.3, June 2002, pp.217-234. Income and expenditure measures are commonly used to establish poverty lines representing, respectively, the availability of cash resources and the standard Read More

14th March 2003

Socioeconomic Democracy: An advanced socioeconomic system, by Robley E. George

(Praeger, 2002). Paper back. £18.99. Order this book In this book Robley George combines discussion of a Universal Guaranteed Personal Income (with its level democratically agreed) with advocacy of a Read More

13th March 2003

Understanding Social Exclusion, by John Hills, Julian Le Grand and David Piachaud (eds.)

(Oxford University Press, 2002), £50, hb, 274+xiv pp. Paperback £21.99 Order this book The replacement of ‘poverty’ with ‘social exclusion’ in political debate is not merely a change of terminology Read More

13th March 2003

Constraint and Opportunity: Identifying Voluntary Non-Employment, by Tania Burchardt and Julian Le Grand

(CASEpaper 55, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics, 2002). A summary appears as CASEbrief 22. This paper attempts to assess the extent to which the behaviour Read More

13th March 2003

Work after Welfare, Benefits, number 34, volume 10, issue 2, June 2002

This edition of Benefits suggests that the agenda has moved on – or rather, that it ought to do so. As Robert Walker writes in his editorial, “getting people from Read More

13th March 2003

Growing together or growing apart?, by Martin Evans, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright, George Smith, Myfanwy Lloyd and Chris Dibben

Growing together or growing apart? Geographic patterns of change of Income Support and income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants in England between 1995 and 2000 (The Policy Press for the Joseph Rowntree Read More

13th March 2003

Australian Welfare Reform: From Citizenship to Supervision, by Sheila Shaver

Social Policy and Administration, vol.36, no.4, August 2002, pp.331-345. Shaver’s paper examines the implications of welfare reform for the meaning of social citizenship in Australia. She concludes that deepening emphases Read More

14th November 2002

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2001, by Mohibur Rahman, Guy Palmer and Peter Kenway

(Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2001, ISBN 1 85935 069 0).Paper back. Order this book “This report provides updated statistics for 50 indicators which between them portray the key features of poverty Read More

14th November 2002

Ethics and Social Security Reform, by Erik Schokkaert

(International Studies on Social Security, vol 7, Aldershot: Ashgate). Hard Back £65.00 Order this book. This volume, published for the Foundation for International Studies on Social Security has thirteen chapters Read More

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