Cash and Care: Policy Challenges in the Welfare State

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Caroline Glendinning, Peter Kemp
Policy Press, 2006 - Medical - 322 pages
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Recent social trends and policy developments have called into question the divide between the provision of income support and social care services. This book examines this in light of key trends. The book presents new evidence on the links between cash - whether from earnings from paid work, social security benefits, and payments for disabled people and carers - and social disadvantage, care and disability. It presents theoretical perspectives on the need for and provision of care, which some commentators have described as a 'new social risk' and offers new insights into traditional forms of risk, such as poverty, disability, access to credit and money management. It provides an analysis of childcare and informal support for sick, disabled or elderly people in the context of increasing female labour market participation and the introduction of cash allowances to pay for care and posits a new look at both disabled people and older people in their roles as active citizens, whose views and experiences should help shape both policy and practice. "Cash and care" is essential reading for students, lecturers and researchers in social policy, applied social science, social work, and health and social care.
 

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Contents

one Introduction
3
have the arguments for recognising care I I
11
what impact on policy and planning?
21
knowledge
33
five The costs of caring for a disabled child
49
reviewing
63
consumption patterns and
79
eight Affordable credit for lowincome households
95
the case of
155
thirteen Better off in work? Work security and welfare for
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fourteen Reciprocity lone parents and state subsidy for
187
childrens contributions to
203
supporting new forms of
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the role of the disability movement
235
eighteen Securing the dignity and quality of life of older citizens
249
nineteen Conclusions
267

nine Carers and employment in a workfocused welfare state I I I
111
evaluating different models
127
women
141
References
275
Index
311
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Caroline Glendinning, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York and Peter A. Kemp, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford

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