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A minority view : what Beatrice Webb would say now?

Knight, Barry (2011) A minority view : what Beatrice Webb would say now? Beatrice Webb Memorial Series on Poverty, Vol. 1 . Alliance Publishing Trust, London. ISBN 1907376115; 1-907376-11-5; 978-1907376115

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Abstract

"Beatrice Webb made a major contribution to social policy by showing that poverty is caused less by a failure of individual character and more by systems and structures over which an individual has little control. Her work laid the foundations of the welfare state. However, after all these years, poverty remains a stain on our society, and looks set to get worse. The Webb Memorial Trust asked some of Britain’s best‑known experts to say what should be done to address it. A Minority View: What Beatrice Webb would say now presents their answers." - publisher's website. Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction / Barry Knight; Chapter 2: No inclusive society without minimum income standards / John Veit‑Wilson; Chapter 3: Supporting poor children in working families / John Welshman; Chapter 4: Spreading wealth and encouraging enterprise / Howard Glennerster; Chapter 5: Stop taxing people into poverty / Peter Kenway; Chapter 6: Hands off child benefit! / Jonathan Bradshaw; Chapter 7: People, places and poverty: getting away from the neighbourhood / Steve Osborn; Chapter 8: Race and poverty : is affirmative action the answer? / Ranjana Bell; Chapter 9: Gender inequality and women’s poverty / Sue Robson and Marian McGuinness; Chapter 10: What is to be done? / Barry Knight.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Edited by Barry Knight. A review of the book is at the basicincome.org link.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 13:48
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 15:16
URI: http://webbs.library.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/771

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