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Making social policy work

John Hills, Julian Le Grand, and David Piachaud


Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to all and increase social justice? How can we make social policy work? These are some of the questions discussed in this book. The book covers key issues in contemporary social policy, particularly concentrating on recent changes. It examines the history and goals of social policy as well as its delivery, focusing in turn on the family and the state, schools, higher education, healthcare, social car ... More

Keywords: social policy, poverty, social justice, family, schools, higher education, healthcare, social care, communities, housing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349583
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hills, editor

Julian Le Grand, editor

David Piachaud, editor

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