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A generation of change, a lifetime of difference?: Social policy in Britain since 1979

Martin Evans


This book addresses the historical development of social and fiscal policies from the late 1970s to the present day by asking what has changed, how these changes have affected the lifecourse and what the potential lifetime impacts of policy change are. This book provides an overview of the development of policy change over the period and uses an innovative and unique lifetime approach ‘from the cradle to the grave’ to put it into perspective. The chapters begin by reviewing the political changes and policy story since the 1970s and they demonstrate the economic and social changes that have occ ... More

Keywords: social policies, fiscal policies, life course, policy change, political changes, economic changes, social changes, families, policy direction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847423054
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847423054.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Evans, author