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A Revolution in Family Policy: Where We Should Go from Here


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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.

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Clem Henricson is a social policy analyst, honorary senior fellow at the University of East Anglia, and member of the University of Oxford Centre for Research into Parenting and Children. She is the author of The Child and Family Policy Divide

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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



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Henricson, Clem
Policy Press
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Sociology-Children and Family
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8.5 x 5.5 in

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