Cash and care

Edited by Caroline Glendinning and Peter A. Kemp

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9781861348562
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301615 | DOI:
Cash and care

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Recent social trends and policy developments have called into question the divide between the provision of income support and social care services. This book examines this in light of key trends. It presents new evidence on the links between cash – whether from earnings from paid work, social security benefits, and payments for disabled people and carers – and social disadvantage, care, and disability. The book also presents theoretical perspectives on the need for and provision of care, which some commentators have described as a ‘new social risk’, and offers new insights into traditional forms of risk, such as poverty, disability, access to credit, and money management. It provides an analysis of childcare and informal support for sick, disabled, or elderly people in the context of increasing female labour market participation and the introduction of cash allowances to pay for care, and posits a new look at both disabled people and older people in their roles as active citizens, whose views and experiences should help shape both policy and practice.

Keywords: income support; social care; social disadvantage; care; disability; childcare; female labour; cash allowances; social security

Book.  336 pages.  Illustrated.

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