Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781861344076 Published May 2003 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861344083 Published May 2003 For sale in North and South America only

The welfare we want?

The British challenge for American reform

Edited by Robert Walker and Michael Wiseman

The welfare we want?

Edited by Robert Walker and Michael Wiseman

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781861344076 Published May 2003 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861344083 Published May 2003 For sale in North and South America only
In the UK, both Conservative and New Labour welfare strategies have been influenced by American policies. British welfare reform has continued in recent years, while American policies appear to have stagnated. What now are the lessons of British reform for America? The welfare we want? presents a detailed and unique comparison of welfare policies in the two countries. A team of international experts outlines, compares and contrasts the reform strategies pursued in each country and summarises the results to date. The editors argue that recent American reforms have failed to address key problems but that British ideas could refresh the American policy agenda. Moreover, both systems would gain from increased transatlantic policy dialogue.
Contents
Sharing ideas on welfare - Robert Walker and Michael Wiseman
Welfare in the United States - Michael Wiseman
The British perspective on reform: transfers from, and a lesson for, the US - Alan Deacon
Eradicating child poverty in Britain: welfare reform and children since 1997 - Mike Brewer and Paul Gregg
The art of persuasion? The British New Deal for lone parents - Jane Millar
Beyond lone parents: extending welfare-to-work to disabled people and the young unemployed - Bruce Stafford
Shaping a vision of US welfare - Robert Walker and Michael Wiseman
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