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A generation of change, a lifetime of difference?Social policy in Britain since 1979$
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Martin Evans

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847423054

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847423054.001.0001

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Conclusion: a generation of change, a lifetime of difference?

Conclusion: a generation of change, a lifetime of difference?

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(p.305) Fifteen Conclusion: a generation of change, a lifetime of difference?
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A generation of change, a lifetime of difference?
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Martin Evans

Lewis Williams

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847423054.003.0015

This chapter draws the book to a close with discussion and conclusions about policy change and its effect on the lifetime. The detailed history of provision from childhood to retirement clearly showed how much of policy had changed. The change in economic policy away from full employment and redistributive social policy since 1979 is lucidly played out and those with the highest risk of low income are now more firmly locked into the low-income lifetimes than they were stuck in, in 1979 due to a combination of risk and policy responses. It is too early to say whether 2009 is a turning point — either electorally or in the wider sense of economic and social policy. A new architecture for financial risk suggests new structures for sharing risk and social policy must respond accordingly.

Keywords:   policy change, lifetime, childhood, retirement, economic policy, employment, social policy, income

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