ISBN-10:
1861344198
ISBN-13:
9781861344199
Pub. Date:
02/28/2009
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice

Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice

by Jane Millar
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ISBN-13: 9781861344199
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 02/28/2009
Series: Understanding Welfare Series
Pages: 335
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Jane Millar, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

Table of Contents

Detailed contents vii

List of tables, figures and boxes xiii

Acknowledgements xvi

List of abbreviations xvii

Notes on contributors xix

one Introduction the role of social security in society Jane Millar 1

Part One Foundations and contexts

two Social security: reforms and challenges Fran Bennett and Jane Millar 11

three Inequalities and social security Tania Burchardt 31

four Life beyond work? Safety nets and 'security for those who cannot' work Richard Silburn and Salul Becker 55

five Racism, ethnicity, migration and social security lan Law 75

six Governing social security: from protection to markets Emma Carmel and Theodoros Papadopoulos 93

seven Social security in global context Nicola Yeates 111

Part Two Lifecourse and labour markets

eight 'From cradle to grave': social security and the lifecourse Karen Rowlingson 133

nine Benefiting children? The challenge of social security support for children Tess Ridge 151

ten Reforming pensions: investing in the future Stephen McKay 171

eleven Welfare to work Sharon Wright 193

twelve Sickness, incapacity and disability Roy Sainsbury 213

thirteen Tax credits Jane Millar 233

Part Three Users and providers

fourteen Service delivery and the user Bruce Stafford 255

fifteen The 'welfare market': private sector delivery of benefits and employment services Dan Finn 275

sixteen Social security and information technology John Hudson 295

Index 313

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