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
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 06 July 2022

Incremental change and low-level differences

Incremental change and low-level differences

(p.75) Five Incremental change and low-level differences
The impact of devolution on social policy

Derek Birrell

Policy Press

This chapter discusses a substantial policy area where the basic principles of policies have largely remained the same throughout the UK. This includes the voluntary sector, housing, aspects of health and children's services. Also in this category are components of policy areas and examples discussed are direct payments, anti-poverty, child poverty and social inclusion strategies, early years and child care strategies, children's services, overall health strategies, the regulation of social care and housing policies and strategies. This incremental change and low-level differences in the basic principles of policies in the UK indicates that there may be less difference than some of the rhetoric labels surrounding policy and strategic initiatives indicate. This chapter argues that the main reasons for incremental differences depend on the degrees of innovative thinking, variation in needs, different priorities and administrative structures.

Keywords:   UK, voluntary sector, housing policies, health, child care, innovative thinking, administrative structures

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.