Poverty, social justice and the Labour government 1997-2007

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/84214
Title:
Poverty, social justice and the Labour government 1997-2007
Authors:
Driver, Stephen
Abstract:
This article explores Labour's record on poverty and social justice since 1997. Poverty rates have fallen, but not for everyone on low incomes. And while fiscal policy has introduced a greater egalitarianism into public policy, Britain remains as divided by income when Labour came to office. Critics continue to argue that more must be done to narrow the gap between rich and poor in the name of social justice. But the government's record reflects the balance of priorities between a market-led strategy for growth and welfare policies for social justice in New Labour's post-Thatcherite social democratic politics.; This article explores Labour's record on poverty and social justice since 1997. Poverty rates have fallen, but not for everyone on low incomes. And while fiscal policy has introduced a greater egalitarianism into public policy, British society remains as divided by income as it was when Labour took office. Critics continue to argue that more must be done to narrow the gap between rich and poor in the name of social justice. But the government's record reflects the balance of priorities between a market-led strategy for growth and welfare policies for social justice in New Labour's post-Thatcherite social democratic politics.
Publisher:
The Policy Press
Journal:
Benefits: Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/ben/2008/00000016/00000002/art00005
Language:
en
ISSN:
0962-7898
Appears in Collections:
Department of Social Sciences Collection

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dc.contributor.authorDriver, Stephenen
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-14T07:38:23Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-14T07:38:23Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.issn0962-7898-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/ben/2008/00000016/00000002/art00005-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores Labour's record on poverty and social justice since 1997. Poverty rates have fallen, but not for everyone on low incomes. And while fiscal policy has introduced a greater egalitarianism into public policy, Britain remains as divided by income when Labour came to office. Critics continue to argue that more must be done to narrow the gap between rich and poor in the name of social justice. But the government's record reflects the balance of priorities between a market-led strategy for growth and welfare policies for social justice in New Labour's post-Thatcherite social democratic politics.en
dc.description.abstractThis article explores Labour's record on poverty and social justice since 1997. Poverty rates have fallen, but not for everyone on low incomes. And while fiscal policy has introduced a greater egalitarianism into public policy, British society remains as divided by income as it was when Labour took office. Critics continue to argue that more must be done to narrow the gap between rich and poor in the name of social justice. But the government's record reflects the balance of priorities between a market-led strategy for growth and welfare policies for social justice in New Labour's post-Thatcherite social democratic politics.-
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Policy Pressen
dc.subjectNew Labouren
dc.subjectpovertyen
dc.subjectsocial justiceen
dc.subjectwelfare reformen
dc.titlePoverty, social justice and the Labour government 1997-2007en
dc.identifier.journalBenefits: Journal of Poverty and Social Justiceen
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