A Revolution in Family Policy
Where We Should Go from Here
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
Tony Blair’s New Labour government has had a momentous impact on British family policy over the past fifteen years. It aimed to reduce poverty, improve child outcomes, and break the cycle of deprivation. In A Revolution in Family Policy, social policy analyst Clem Henricson asks whether or not these broad aspirations for general social betterment have been met. Raising important questions about the feasibility of the government’s programs, she proposes narrowing the scope of the programs to more realistic levels by focusing solely on family well-being. A stimulating, challenging, and timely debate, this book is critical reading for family and social policy analysts or anyone interested in productive social programs in this era of economic austerity.
“A brilliant analysis of 'family policies' under New Labour, and of how they could and should be developed in the future.”
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2. The changed landscape
3. What was at the root of it?
4. The legacy and the Coalition government
5. What was wrong?
6. Looking to the future
7. Conclusion: the proposal and future scenarios