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Government focus on ‘the poor’ has failed to recognize that those above and below the poverty line have similar problems of low pay and inequality: tackling poverty means improving working conditions and job security for all

Bell, Kate and Strelitz, Jason (2011) Government focus on ‘the poor’ has failed to recognize that those above and below the poverty line have similar problems of low pay and inequality: tackling poverty means improving working conditions and job security for all. British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 Nov 2011). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As unemployment continues to rise to near-record levels, the reductions in child poverty seen under Labour may now be reversing. New research from Kate Bell and Jason Strelitz finds that previous welfare reforms did not go far enough in reforming work itself. They argue that to really tackle poverty, policy makers must focus on improving working conditions and help people to find a better balance between paid employment and childcare.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare; Basic Needs; Living Standards; Quality of Life; Happiness
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I38 - Government Policy; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 10:41
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2011 10:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/39889

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