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Social Policy Review 16Analysis and debate in social policy, 2004$
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Nick Ellison, Linda Bauld, and Martin Powell

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424716

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.001.0001

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Privatisation, privatisation, privatisation: the British welfare state since 1979

Privatisation, privatisation, privatisation: the British welfare state since 1979

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(p.250) (p.251) Thirteen Privatisation, privatisation, privatisation: the British welfare state since 1979
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Social Policy Review 16
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Hilary Land

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.003.0013

This chapter discusses the view that the UK shifted from a ‘Keynesian national welfare state’ to a Schumpeterian competitive state. It shows how the major risks of unemployment, sickness and old age that were collectivised in the post-war period were ‘privatised’. It then considers the ways in which changes to benefit arrangements have forced young people and lone mothers to be increasingly dependent on their parents and absent fathers, respectively. It also considers how the privatisation agenda affected personal social services.

Keywords:   national welfare state, unemployment, competitive state, privatisation, benefit arrangements, social services

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