Cash and Care

Policy Challenges in the Welfare State

Edited by Caroline Glendinning and Peter Kemp

Edited by Caroline Glendinning and Peter Kemp

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

336 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2006
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781861348562 Published September 2006 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents
List of figures and tables
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Notes on contributors

Part One: Introduction
1. Introduction
      Peter A. Kamp and Caroline Glendinning
Part Two: New theoretical perspectives on care and policy
2. Care and gender: have the arguments for recognising care work now been won?
      Jane Lewis
3. Research on care: what impact on policy and planning?
      Kari Wærness
4. 'Pseudo-democracy and spurious precision': Knowledge dilemmas in the new welfare state
      Eithne McLaughlin
Part Three: Traditional forms of disadvantage: new perspectives
5. The costs of caring for a disabled child
      Jan Pahl
6. Disability, poverty and living standards: reviewing Australian evidence and policies
      Peter Saunders
7. Consumers without money: consumption patterns and citizenship among low-income families in Scandinavian welfare societies
      Pernille Hohnen
8. Affordable credit for low-income households
      Sharon Collard
9. Carers and employment in a work-focused welfare state
      Hilary Arksey and Peter A. Kemp
Part Four: Families, care work and the state
10. Paying family caregivers: evaluating different models
      Caroline Glendinning
11. Developments in Austrian care arrangements: women between free choice and informal care
      Margareta Kreimer
12. When informal care becomes a paid job: the case of Personal Assistance Budgets in Flanders
      Jef Breda, David Schoenmaekers, Caroline Van Landeghem, Dries Claessens and Joanna Geerts
13. Better off in work? Work, security and welfare for lone mothers
      Jane Millar
14. Reciprocity, lone parents and state subsidy for informal childcare
      Christine Skinner and Naomi Finch
15. Helping out at home: children's contributions to sustaining work and care in lone-mother families
      Tess Ridge
Part Five: From welfare subjects to active citizens
16. Making connections: supporting new forms of engagement by marginalised groups
      Karen Postle and Peter Beresford
17. Independent living: the role of the disability movement in the development of government policy
      Jenny Morris
18. Securing the dignity and quality of life of older citizens
      Hilary Land
Part Six: Conclusions
19. Conclusions
      Caroline Glendinning and Peter A. Kemp

References
Index
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