'It is well-written, it presents its arguments clearly and concisely, and a great deal of detailed evidence is presented in support of specific claims...I strongly recommend this book...' - Peter Dwyer, University of Leeds, Social Policy
The Work Connection: The Role of Social Security in British Economic Regulationby J. Stewart, C. Grover
The authors use regulation to explain the antecedents to current welfare developments in Britain. From discussion of the 'Speenhamland System', the struggle for Family Allowance and a National Minimum Wage, they show how first a Conservative government in the 1970s, and more recently 'New Labour', have used in-work benefits so that today they have become the preferred instrument of intervention in the labour market for setting wages. The authors discuss the ways in which these measures - the new deals for lone parents and young people and the working family tax credit - address issues of child poverty and the adequacy of incomes, and how far they are disciplining devices to encourage a new moral order, supportive of family life.
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Meet the Author
Chris Grover is Lecturer in Applied Social Science and John Stewart is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, both in the Department of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University.
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