Labour’s social policy record: policy, spending and outcomes 1997-2010

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Lupton, Ruth
Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion
Date of publication
1 June 2013
Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Research report 1
Social Policy, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This is the summary report of a series of working papers which form the first stage of a programme of research, Social Policy in a Cold Climate, designed to examine the effects of the major economic and political changes in the UK since 2007, particularly their impact on the distribution of wealth, poverty, income inequality and spatial difference. It sets out an objective record of Labour’s activity and impact between 1997 and 2010, based on five detailed studies looking at different aspects of social policy and social and economic outcomes: Labours Record on Cash Transfers, Poverty, Inequality and the Life Cycle (Hills 2013) on Health (Vizard and Obolenskaya 2013), on the Under-Fives (Stewart 2013), on Education (Lupton and Obolenskaya 2013) and on Neighbourhood Renewal (Lupton, Fenton, and Fitzgerald 2013).

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