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13th November 2006

Understanding the Policy Process: Analysing welfare policy and practice, by John Hudson and Stuart Lowe

The Policy Press, Bristol, 2004, pb 1 86134 540 2, xiv + 283 pp, £17.99, hb 1 86134 539 9, £50. Order this book This is a textbook designed for Read More

13th November 2006

Social Policy and Administration, vol.39, no.1, February 2005

Two articles in this edition of Social Policy and Administration will be of interest to this Newsletter’s readers. The first is, ‘Child Poverty in Northern Ireland: The limits of Welfare-to-Work Read More

13th November 2006

The Distribution of Wealth, by Michael Schneider

Edward Elgar, 2004, 168 pp, hardback, 1 84064 814 7, £45Order this book Only a small proportion [of economists] have devoted their time to the study of distribution. Of these, Read More

13th November 2006

The opportunities of a lifetime: Model lifetime analysis of current British social policy, by Martin Evans and Jill Eyre

The Policy Press, Bristol, 2004, 91pp, pbk, 1 86134 651 4, £16.95 Order this book This highly informative and innovative report brings together ‘the whole system of taxes, benefits and Read More

13th November 2006

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2005, by Guy Palmer, Jane Carr and Peter Kenway

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, 2005, 117pp, pbk, 1 85935 397 5, £16.95 Order this book The previous Monitoring poverty and social exclusion report was published in 2003, and the graphs Read More

13th November 2006

The Fabian Society, Narrowing the Gap: the final report of the Fabian Commission on Life Chances and Child Poverty,

The Fabian Society, London, 2006, 224pp, pbk, 0 7163 4102 6, £9.95 Order this book The commission argues that the ‘life chances’ concept should be central to the politics of Read More

13th June 2006

Welfare for the Unemployed in Britain and Germany: Who benefits ? by Frances McGinnity

Edward Elgar, 2004, 240 pp, hardback, 1 84376 220 X, £55 Order this book During the twentieth century, different nation states built very different welfare states, and this book is Read More

13th June 2006

Labour Supply and Incentives to Work in Europe, by Ramon Gomez-Salvador, Ana Lamo, Barbara Petrongolo, Melanie Ward and Etienne Wasmer (eds.)

Edward Elgar Publishing, 2005, 412 pages, hb, 1 84542 129 9, £75 Order this book Most of Labour Supply and Incentives to Work in Europe consists of a collection of Read More

14th November 2005

What has Happened to the Quality of Life in the Advanced Industrialized Nations? by Edward N. Wolff (ed.)

Edward Elgar, 2004, 424 pp, hardback, 1 84376 193 9, £75 Order this book Average per capita income has risen faster in the USA than in other industrialized countries, but Read More

14th November 2005

Dying for Justice, by George J.Miller

Centre for Land Policy Studies, Teddington, 2003, 74 pp, pb, 1 901202 04 6, £7.95.  George Miller has two convictions: that poverty causes ill health and early death, and that Read More