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The Coalition Government and Social PolicyRestructuring the Welfare State$
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Hugh Bochel and Martin Powell

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447324560

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447324560.001.0001

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Equalities: the impact of welfare reform and austerity by gender, disability and age

Equalities: the impact of welfare reform and austerity by gender, disability and age

Chapter:
(p.309) Fourteen Equalities: the impact of welfare reform and austerity by gender, disability and age
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The Coalition Government and Social Policy
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Kirstein Rummery

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447324560.003.0014

The purpose of this chapter is to examine the impact of the policies introduced by the coalition government on the following groups which are at risk of inequality, poverty and social exclusion: women, working-age disabled people, older people and young children. Where possible, the cumulative impact of intersectionality, that is, where equalities issues such as gender, disability, age and ethnicity intersect is discussed. It concludes that women, disabled people, the youngest and the most vulnerable and poorest will continue to be disproportionately negatively affected by the impact of the post-2008 policy framing of the hegemony of fiscal austerity by bearing the brunt of the coalition government’s choice to embrace the ideology and practice of fiscal austerity.

Keywords:   coalition government, social policy, equalities, gender, disability, age

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