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Spending cuts will increase inequalities between women and men and may seriously harm the human rights of some women

Harrison, James and Stephenson, Mary-Ann (2011) Spending cuts will increase inequalities between women and men and may seriously harm the human rights of some women. British Politics and Policy at LSE (13 Jun 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

James Harrison and Mary-Ann Stephenson recently launched a report that assessed the impact of the public spending cuts on women. Coventry was used as a case study but the findings are applicable to the whole of the UK; namely that the spending cuts will increase inequalities between women and men and may seriously damage the human rights of some women. Here the authors argue that there is a particular problem of the combined impact of multiple cuts on vulnerable groups, for instance women victims of abuse and lone parents. Many public authorities are not doing enough to understand what the impacts of such spending cuts are on vulnerable groups. Better analysis is required and that analysis must then be acted upon.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2011 14:56
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37241/

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