A More Equal Society?

New Labour, Poverty, Inequality and Exclusion

Edited by John Hills and Kitty Stewart

A More Equal Society?
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Edited by John Hills and Kitty Stewart

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

408 pages | © 2005
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781861345776 Published January 2005 For sale in North and South America only
This major new book provides, for the first time, a detailed evaluation of policies on poverty and social exclusion since 1997, and their effects. Bringing together leading experts in the field, it considers the challenges the government has faced, the policies chosen and the targets set in order to assess results. Drawing on research from the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, and on external evaluations, the book [vbTab]asks how children, older people, poor neighbourhoods, ethnic minorities and other vulnerable groups have fared under New Labour and seeks to assess the government both on its own terms - in meeting its own targets - and according to alternative views of social exclusion.
List of figures and tables
Notes on contributors

1. Introduction
      Kitty Stewart and John Hills
Part One: Aspects of exclusion
2. Employment: tackling poverty through ‘work for those who can’
      Abigail McKnight
3. Education, education, education . . . : an assessment of Labour’s success in tackling education inequalities
      Abigail McKnight, Howard Glennerster and Ruth Lupton
4. Tackling health inequalities
      Franco Sassi
5. Social and political participation and inclusion
      Liz Richardson
Part Two: Groups at risk
6. Disadvantaged by where you live? New Labour and neighourhood renewal
      Ruth Lupton and Anne Power
7. Towards an equal start? Addressing childhood poverty and deprivation
      Kitty Stewart
8. A secure retirement for all? Older people and New Labour
      Maria Evandrou and Jane Falkingham
9. Ethnic inequalities under New Labour: progress or entrenchment?
      Coretta Phillips
10. Selective inclusion: asylum seekers and other marginalised groups
      Tania Burchardt
Part Three: Overall impact
11. Inequality and poverty under New Labour
      Tom Sefton and Holly Sutherland
12. That’s the way the money goes: expenditure patterns as real incomes rise for the poorest families with children
      Paul Gregg, Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook
13. Bringing up families in poor neighbourhoods under New Labour
      Anne Power and Helen Willmot
14. Changes in poverty and inequality in the UK in international context
      Kitty Stewart
Part Four: Conclusion
15. A  tide turned but mountains yet to climb?
      John Hills and Kitty Stewart

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