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In Defence of Welfare 2 out now

Social Policy researchers from Edinburgh contribute to Social Policy Association's pre-election publication

In Defence of Welfare 2 brings together nearly fifty short pieces from a diverse range of social policy academics and commentators, policy makers and journalists that focus on developments in ‘welfare’ over the last five years of Coalition Government. Following on from the successful publication In Defence of Welfare (2011) published in response to the government's first Major Spending Review, this second volume reflects on the impact of recent welfare reforms and explores how inequalities in income, wealth and well-being have become firmly entrenched in society. It considers how welfare can and should develop going forward in order to promote a more equal society.

Contributions from Social Policy researchers at the University of Edinburgh examine the link between welfare and wellbeing, the role of childcare for maternal employment, and UK welfare-to-work services.


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