Perspectives on Welfare: Ideas, Ideologies, and Policy Debates

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CONTENTS
Series editor's forewordx
Acknowledgementsxii
List of abbreviationsxiv
Introduction1
What is welfare?4
The nature of welfare debates6
The importance of welfare debates7
Further reading9
Part 1 The perspectives11
1Welfare and equality13
Richard Titmuss: welfare and altruism14
The quasi-Titmuss paradigm: welfare and redistribution22
Blaming the victim? Welfare and egalitarianism in the USA in the 1960s and 1970s26
Conclusion29
Further reading30
2Welfare and self-interest31
Charles Murray32
Frank Field42
Conclusion: the limits of self-interest?48
Further reading48

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Perspectives on Welfare: Ideas, Ideologies, and Policy Debates
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Introducing Social Policy ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Series Editor's Foreword x
  • Acknowledgements xii
  • List of Abbreviations xiv
  • Introduction 1
  • Part 1 - The Perspectives 11
  • Chapter One - Welfare and Equality 13
  • Chapter Two - Welfare and Self-Interest 31
  • Chapter Three - Welfare and Paternalism 49
  • Chapter Four - Welfare and Obligation 63
  • Chapter Five - Welfare as Temporary Support 78
  • Part 2 - Policy Debates 89
  • Chapter Six - Ending Dependency? Welfare Reform in the United States 91
  • Chapter Seven - A New Deal for Welfare? New Labour and the Reform of Welfare in Britain 102
  • Conclusion 119
  • Glossary 135
  • Bibliography 140
  • Index 150
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