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Privatisation, privatisation, privatisation: the British welfare state since 1979

Hilary Land

in Social Policy Review 16

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9781847424716
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303435 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.003.0013
Privatisation, privatisation, privatisation: the British welfare state since 1979

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This chapter discusses the view that the UK shifted from a ‘Keynesian national welfare state’ to a Schumpeterian competitive state. It shows how the major risks of unemployment, sickness and old age that were collectivised in the post-war period were ‘privatised’. It then considers the ways in which changes to benefit arrangements have forced young people and lone mothers to be increasingly dependent on their parents and absent fathers, respectively. It also considers how the privatisation agenda affected personal social services.

Keywords: national welfare state; unemployment; competitive state; privatisation; benefit arrangements; social services

Chapter.  7594 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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