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The changing face of welfareConsequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective$
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Jorgen Goul Andersen, Anne-Marie Guillemard, Per H. Jensen, and Birgit Pfau-Effinger

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345929

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.001.0001

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The goals of social policy: context and change

The goals of social policy: context and change

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(p.15) Two The goals of social policy: context and change
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The changing face of welfare
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Adrian Sinfield

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.003.0002

In recent years changing labour markets, accompanied by increased and persistent unemployment, have been seen as requiring reforms in social security for those in the labour market. This chapter examines these policy changes and the reasons underlying them. It requires a broadly based analysis that can establish the links between ‘the personal troubles of milieu’ and ‘the public issues of social structure’. Such a framework for analysis reveals the extent of change in policy thinking and the importance of ‘policy closure’ which occurs when the change in discourse – the presentation and discussion of an issue – shapes the policy agenda with effects that may be little recognised.

Keywords:   social security, social policies, labour market, unemployment, policy closure

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