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Beyond the workfare stateLabour markets, equalities and human rights$
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Mick Carpenter, Belinda Freda, and Stuart Speeden

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348739

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.001.0001

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Origins and effects of New Labour’s workfare state: modernisation or variations on old themes?

Origins and effects of New Labour’s workfare state: modernisation or variations on old themes?

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(p.132) (p.133) Ten Origins and effects of New Labour’s workfare state: modernisation or variations on old themes?
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Beyond the workfare state
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Mick Carpenter

Stuart Speeden

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0010

This chapter examines the origins and impact of New Labour's welfare-to-work policies. It presents a review and critical assessment of the economic and social policies in the workfare state up to and since 1997, under New Labour. The chapter also aims to locate recent reforms within an enduring British liberal tradition of economic and social policy.

Keywords:   New Labour, welfare-to-work, economic policies, social policies, workfare state, recent reforms, liberal tradition

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