Work to Welfare
How Men Become Detached from the Labour Market
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Work to Welfare by Pete Alcock
Book DescriptionThis book provides a new perspective on joblessness among men. During the last twenty years vast numbers of men of working age have moved completely out of the labour market into 'early retirement' or 'long-term sickness' and to take on new roles in the household. These trends stand in stark contrast to rising labour market participation among women. Based on an unprecedented range of new research on the detached male workforce in the UK, and located within an international context, the book offers a detailed exploration of the varied financial, family and health circumstances 'detached men' are living in. It also challenges conventional assumptions about the boundaries between unemployment, sickness and retirement and the true health of the labour market. Work to Welfare represents an important contribution to debates about the labour market and benefit systems and will be of interest to readers and practitioners in social policy, economics and geography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521002868
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pete Alcock
Student's Companion to Social Policy, Paperback (August 2016)
This fully updated and expanded edition of the bestselling Student s Companion to Social Policy charts the latest developments, research, challenges, and controversies in the field in a concise, authoritative format.
Social Policy in Britain, Paperback (March 2014)
Alcock's exemplary style of making complex concepts accessible makes this new edition another trustworthy recommendation. Comprehensively updated to reflect the considerable political changes and policy developments since the previous edition, it also boasts new pedagogical features which ensure reader engagement and understanding.
International Social Policy, Paperback (March 2009)
Updating the successful first edition, this book offers an insightful comparative study of welfare provision throughout the developed world. Written by international experts, the book explores policy development, organization, changes and trends. This is an indispensable resource for all students and scholars of global social policy.
Understanding Poverty, Paperback (July 2006)» View all books by Pete Alcock
Pete Alcock provides a comprehensive introduction to the analysis of poverty and social exclusion covering the definition, measurement, distribution and causes of poverty and the policies developed to combat it. The third edition has been rewritten to include recent developments while maintaining the successful broad approach of earlier editions.
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Author Biography - Pete Alcock
Pete Alcock is Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of Birmingham. He has published extensively on poverty, social exclusion and the benefits system. Christina Beatty is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University and a statistician by background. Stephen Fothergill is a Professor at CRESR and an economist by background. He has published extensively on urban and regional problems in the UK. Rob MacMillan is a researcher in the Department of Geography, Durham University. He was previously a researcher at CRESR. Sue Yeandle is a Professor of Sociology at CRESR and the School of Social Science and Law, Sheffield Hallam University. She has published extensively on work, employment and the family.
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