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The Ends and Means of Welfare: Coping with Economic and Social Change in Australia
     

The Ends and Means of Welfare: Coping with Economic and Social Change in Australia

by Peter Saunders
 

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This book explores the relationship between economic liberalism and social policy in Australia. How do social policies operate in a fiercely individualist market economy, and what role should the government play to ensure effective market-based solutions? Why has quality of life diminished as the economy has undergone sustained growth? The book covers key trends in

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This book explores the relationship between economic liberalism and social policy in Australia. How do social policies operate in a fiercely individualist market economy, and what role should the government play to ensure effective market-based solutions? Why has quality of life diminished as the economy has undergone sustained growth? The book covers key trends in economic and social policy over the past twenty-five years. It reveals how economic liberalism, despite all positive economic indicators, has contributed to an increase in unemployment, inequality, social dysfunction and alienation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521524438
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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