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14th July 2003

The Free Lunch, by Charles Bazlinton

Orchard book, 2002, viii + 169 pp., pb., 0 9544105 0 5, £9.99. Order this book The author employs the term ‘free lunch’ to describe any “gift of nature which Read More

14th July 2003

Social Exclusion in European Welfare States, by Ruud J.A. Muffels, Panos Tsakloglou and David G. Mayes (eds.)

Edward Elgar, 2002, xxii + 366 pp., hb., 1 8464 803 1, £65. Order this book A book of papers by a variety of different authors is sometimes simply that: Read More

14th July 2003

The Economics of Social Policy, by Peter G. Rosner

Edward Elgar, 2003, xv + 356 pp., hb, 1 84064 496 6, Hard Back £69.95. Paper Back £25.00 Order this book This is going to be a most useful book, Read More

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

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