Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781861343352 Published July 2002 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781861343369 Published July 2002 For sale in North and South America only

Evaluating New Labour's welfare reforms

Edited by Martin Powell

Evaluating New Labour's welfare reforms

Edited by Martin Powell

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

272 pages
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781861343352 Published July 2002 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781861343369 Published July 2002 For sale in North and South America only
The New Labour Government has placed great emphasis on service delivery. It has provided performance information in the form of Annual Reports, Public Service Agreements, Performance Assessment Frameworks, and a host of other targets. But has New Labour delivered on its welfare reform? Evaluating New Labour's welfare reforms:provides the first detailed and comprehensive examination of the welfare reforms of New Labour's first term;compares achievements with stated aims;examines success in the wider context;contributes to the debate on the problems of evaluating social policy.·[vbTab]It is essential reading for academics and students of social policy and provides important information for academics and students in a wide range of areas such as politics, sociology, public policy, public administration and public management interested in welfare reform and policy evaluation.
Contents
Introduction ~ Martin Powell
New Labour and social justice ~ Martin Powell
Evaluating New Labour's accountability reforms ~ John Rouse and George Smith
Evaluating New Labour's approach to independent welfare provision ~ Edward Brunsdon and Margaret May
Children, families and New Labour: developing family policy ~ Jane Millar and Tess Ridge
Safe as houses? Housing policy under New Labour ~ Brian Lund
Cheques and checks: New Labour's record on the NHS ~ Calum Paton; A decent education for all? ~ Rajani Naidoo and Yolande Muschamp
New Labour and social care: continuity or change? ~ Mark Baldwin
New Labour and the redefinition of social security ~ Martin Hewitt
Toughing it out: New Labour's criminal record ~ Sarah Charman and Stephen P. Savage
Conclusion ~ Martin Powell
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