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Social Policy Review 15UK and international perspectives$
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Catherine Bochel, Nick Ellison, and Martin Powell

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424709

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424709.001.0001

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Introduction: the year in social policy

Introduction: the year in social policy

(p.1) Introduction: the year in social policy
Social Policy Review 15

Catherine Bochel

Nick Ellison

Martin Powell

Policy Press

This introductory chapter reviews the previous year in terms of social policy. The chapter begins with a section on the developments in social policy in the United Kingdom, before it shifts to the international developments in social policy. It then discusses one new feature of the current Social Policy Review, which is the inclusion of pensions. It considers the changes to pensions arrangements, issues of welfare governance, the classification of welfare systems, and policy changes.

Keywords:   social policy, developments, pensions, pensions arrangements, welfare governance, policy changes, welfare systems

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