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Origins and effects of New Labour’s workfare state: modernisation or variations on old themes?

Mick Carpenter and Stuart Speeden

in Beyond the workfare state

Published by Policy Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348739
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301547 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0010
Origins and effects of New Labour’s workfare state: modernisation or variations on old themes?

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This chapter examines the origins and impact of New Labour's welfare-to-work policies. It presents a review and critical assessment of the economic and social policies in the workfare state up to and since 1997, under New Labour. The chapter also aims to locate recent reforms within an enduring British liberal tradition of economic and social policy.

Keywords: New Labour; welfare-to-work; economic policies; social policies; workfare state; recent reforms; liberal tradition

Chapter.  9517 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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