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Book review: good times, bad times: the welfare myth of them and us

Dean, John (2015) Book review: good times, bad times: the welfare myth of them and us. LSE Review of Books (07 May 2015). Website.

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Two-thirds of UK government spending now goes on the welfare state and where the money is spent – healthcare, education, pensions, benefits – is the centre of political and public debate. Good Times, bad times says this debate is dominated by the myth that the population divides into those who benefit from the welfare state and those who pay into it – “skivers” and “strivers”, “them” and “us”. Jon Dean thinks this book makes a case for the importance of social science analysis purely through its quality; he has rarely been gladder to have read a book.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 10:58
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:02

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