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Social Security and Wage Poverty: Historical and Policy Aspects of Supplementing Wages in Britian and Beyond (Paperback)

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1. Introduction
2. Wage supplements and the New Poor Law
3. Wage supplements and poor relief in the 1920s: Norfolk's agricultural labourers
4. Wage supplements and Public Assistance in the 1930s: Lancashire's cotton weavers
5. Family Allowance, the 'rediscovery of poverty' and the rejection of means-tested wage supplements
6. Family Income Supplement: reintroducing means-tested wage supplements
7. Family Credit, wage suppression and the 'think tank'
8. Tax Credits, wage worklessness and child poverty
9. Universal Credit: wage supplements and 'mini jobs'
10. Minimum and 'living' wages: alternatives to wage supplements?
11. International experiences of wage supplements: New Zealand and the USA
12. Conclusion

About the Author


Chris Grover is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Lancaster University, UK. Interested in political economy, he has written extensively on relationships between wage work and social security policy. His recent books include an edited collection (with Linda Piggott) on disability benefits and work, and the loaning of social security payments.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781349671243
ISBN-10: 134967124X
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: February 11th, 2020
Pages: 291
Language: English