Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781447300526 Published December 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $32.95 ISBN: 9781447300533 Published December 2012 For sale in North and South America only

A Revolution in Family Policy

Where We Should Go from Here

Clem Henricson

Clem Henricson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

160 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2012
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781447300526 Published December 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $32.95 ISBN: 9781447300533 Published December 2012 For sale in North and South America only

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.

Alan Deacon

“A brilliant analysis of 'family policies' under New Labour, and of how they could and should be developed in the future.”

Journal of Social Policy
“Reading the book would benefit everyone from the first year undergraduate through to senior academics and researchers who are unlikely to have the breadth of knowledge that Henricson possesses.” 
Contents
List of abbreviations
About the author
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction
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

References
Index
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