April 2018 Academic & Specialist Policy Press

Understanding Social Security edited by Jane Millar, Roy Sainsbury

Understanding Social Security
edited by Jane Millar, Roy Sainsbury


Paperback | Apr 2018 | Policy Press | 9781447339472 | 272pp | 240x172mm | NYP, POD | RFB | AUD$69.99, NZD$84.99

Social security is the largest single area of government expenditure in the UK, affecting the incomes, living standards and life chances of millions of people. Over the past two decades or more, the ‘welfare reform’ agenda has contested the fundamental purposes of social security and re-shaped the system in many significant ways.  This book critically examines current provision in terms of design, entitlement, delivery and impact, and it considers alternative perspectives, including from overseas.