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The United Kingdom and human dignity

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9781861344311
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302551 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0006
The United Kingdom and human dignity

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This chapter studies the compulsory measures that have been established in the UK. These include the ‘Gateway’, ‘Jobseekers' Interviews’ and ‘Jobseekers' Agreement’. The discussion is also concerned with the New Labour government (NLG), which puts importance to the private market as an effective mechanism, not only for wealth creation but also for welfare delivery. The government policies of the NLG towards unemployment, the dignity of unemployed persons and meeting the psychological needs of these persons are discussed in the first half of the chapter. The second half of the chapter is focused on the employment needs of various social groups, such as New Deal for Lone Parents and New Deal for 25 Plus.

Keywords: compulsory measures; Gateway; Jobseekers' Interviews; Jobseekers' Agreement; New Labour government; welfare delivery; psychological needs; social groups; employment needs

Chapter.  10980 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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