A data-rich, evidence-based analysis of the impact Labour and coalition government policies following the financial crisis, with particular focus on poverty and inequality, by leading policy experts from the LSE, and Universities of Manchester and York.
Social Policy in a Cold Climate offers a data-rich, evidence-based analysis of the impact Labour and coalition government policies have had on inequality and on the delivery of services such as health, education, adult social care, housing and employment in the wake of the greatest recession of our time.
The authors provide an authoritative and unflinching analysis of recent approaches to social policy and their outcomes following the financial crisis, with particular focus on poverty and inequality. Through a detailed look at spending, outputs and outcomes the book offers a unique appraisal of Labour and the coalition’s impact as well as an insightful assessment of future directions.
This volume offers a much-awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘A more equal society?’ (2005) and ‘Towards a more equal society?’ (2009).
Ruth Lupton is a Professor of Education at the University of Manchester, and was previously Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at LSE.
John Hills (1954-2020) was Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion and Co-director of the International Inequalities Institute, LSE.
Kitty Stewart is an Associate Professor at LSE and research associate at CASE. Her interests include: child poverty and disadvantage, international comparison of policy, outcomes relating to poverty and inequality and employment trajectories for the low-skilled.
Tania Burchardt is an Associate Professor at LSE and Deputy Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) LSE. Her interests include theories of social justice, including the capability approach, employment, welfare and exclusion and equality and inequality in Britain.
Polly Vizard is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the CASE, LSE. Her interests include equality, capability and human rights and the development of tools to measure ‘autonomy’.
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