Introduction: the year in social policy

Catherine Bochel, Nick Ellison and Martin Powell

in Social Policy Review 15

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9781847424709
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303428 | DOI:
Introduction: the year in social policy

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This introductory chapter reviews the previous year in terms of social policy. The chapter begins with a section on the developments in social policy in the United Kingdom, before it shifts to the international developments in social policy. It then discusses one new feature of the current Social Policy Review, which is the inclusion of pensions. It considers the changes to pensions arrangements, issues of welfare governance, the classification of welfare systems, and policy changes.

Keywords: social policy; developments; pensions; pensions arrangements; welfare governance; policy changes; welfare systems

Chapter.  5493 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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