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A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

John Hills and Kitty Stewart


This major new book provides, for the first time, a detailed evaluation of policies on poverty and social exclusion since 1997, and their effects. Bringing together leading experts in the field, it considers the challenges the government has faced, the policies chosen and the targets set in order to assess results. Drawing on research from the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, and on external evaluations, the book asks how children, older people, poor neighbourhoods, ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable groups have fared under New Labour and seeks to assess the government both on its ... More

Keywords: poverty, social exclusion, children, elderly, ethnic minorities, vulnerable groups, New Labour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861345783
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hills, editor

Kitty Stewart, editor

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One Introduction

Kitty Stewart, and John Hills

Part One: Aspects of exclusion

Part Two: Groups at risk

Part Three: Overall impact

eleven Inequality and poverty under New Labour

Tom Sefton, and Holly Sutherland

Part Four: Conclusion

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