Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The impact of devolution on social policy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Derek Birrell

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422255

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422255.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.xiv) (p.1) One Introduction
Source:
The impact of devolution on social policy
Author(s):

Derek Birrell

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422255.003.0001

This chapter conducts a comprehensive analysis of the effect of devolution on social policy, based on the experience of all three countries — Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It notes that social policy has a vital role in the powers devolved to these countries and social welfare services have been a major component of policies emerging from devolved administrations. It discusses that significant changes have since taken place in the overall context of devolution such as the coming into office of new governments. Academic analysis of social policy and devolution, and to a large extent political and media analysis, have tended to focus on the differential impact of devolution on major social policies and welfare provision. It provides cautious comparisons relevant to provision using data distinguishing Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England.

Keywords:   devolution, social policy, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, England, social welfare services

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.