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Social service budgets and social policy: British and American experience

Glennerster, Howard (1975) Social service budgets and social policy: British and American experience. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, UK. ISBN 0043600425

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Identification Number: 10.4324/9781003459477


First published in 1975, Social Service Budgets and Social Policy compares the attempts by British and US federal governments to plan and control social service expenditure. It concentrates on education, health and social security spending and begins by discussing the contrasting theories of how resource allocation does and ought to work. Then, having compared the broad economic, political and policy contexts within which social planners in the two countries have to work, it scrutinises in particular their attempts at forward planning, output budgeting and programme evaluation. It argues for more explicit and informed decisions about priorities, but as part of an open political process. This book will be of interest to students of economics, sociology and social policy.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: © 1975 Allen and Unwin
Divisions: Social Policy
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2008 08:56
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:35

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