Good Times, Bad Times: The Welfare Myth of Them and Us

Good Times, Bad Times: The Welfare Myth of Them and Us

by John Hills

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447336471
Publisher: Policy Press, Bristol Univ. Press
Publication date: 04/15/2017
Edition description: Second edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Hills is the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy and codirector of the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is coauthor, most recently, of Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: 'Them and us'

Are the poor too expensive? Redistribution and the welfare state

The long view: Social policies and the life cycle

It’s complicated: High frequency living

Good years, bad years: Reacting to change

The long wave: Wealth and retirement

The longest wave: From generation to generation

A moving backdrop: Economic crisis, cuts, growth and ageing

Conclusion: Britain’s misunderstood welfare state

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