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The Resource Good times, bad times : the welfare myth of them and us, John Hills

Good times, bad times : the welfare myth of them and us, John Hills

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Good times, bad times : the welfare myth of them and us
Title
Good times, bad times
Title remainder
the welfare myth of them and us
Statement of responsibility
John Hills
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Two-thirds of UK government spending now goes on the welfare state and where the money is spent <U+0127> � healthcare, education, pensions, benefits <U+0127> � is the centre of political and public debate. Much of that debate is dominated by the myth that the population divides into those who benefit from the welfare state and those who pay into it <U+0127> � 'skivers' and 'strivers', 'them' and 'us'. This ground-breaking book, written by one of the UK's leading social policy experts, uses extensive research and survey evidence to challenge that view. It shows that our complex and ever-changing lives mean that all of us rely on the welfare state throughout our lifetimes, not just a small 'welfare-dependent' minority. Using everyday life stories and engaging graphics, Hills clearly demonstrates how the facts are far removed from the myths.--
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1954-
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Hills, John
Dewey number
361.941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public welfare
  • Social service
Label
Good times, bad times : the welfare myth of them and us, John Hills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17637880
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781447320036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891607959
Label
Good times, bad times : the welfare myth of them and us, John Hills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17637880
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781447320036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891607959

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