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Managing poverty: Great Britain in comparative perspective

journal contribution
posted on 04.08.2014, 16:05 by Jeremy Leaman
This article examines the record of the British Labour Party's flagship policy aimed at reducing poverty and social exclusion in one of the most unequal societies in western Europe. It seeks to show that, despite an increasingly refined official view of poverty - as a multidimensional phenomenon - and despite extensive measures involving educational and labour market reforms, new activation strategies and considerable fiscal transfers, social mobility and persistent poverty remains stubbornly resistant. The article ascribes these disappointing outcomes to the simultaneous pursuit by New Labour of macro-economic policies which promote income inequality.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

Journal of Contemporary European Studies

Volume

16

Issue

1

Pages

41 - 56

Citation

LEAMAN, J., 2008. Managing poverty: Great Britain in comparative perspective. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 16 (1), pp. 41-56.

Publisher

© Routledge

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2008

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Contemporary European Studies on 17-05-2008, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14782800801970235.

ISSN

1478-2804

eISSN

1478-2790

Language

en

Exports

Loughborough Publications

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