Social Policy in a Cold Climate: policies and their consequences since the crisis
Policy Press (April 2016)
Editors: Professor Ruth Lupton, Dr Tania Burchardt, Professor John Hills, Dr Kitty Stewart and Dr Polly Vizard
A new LSE book offers an authoritative, evidence-based analysis of the impact government policies have had on inequality and on delivery of services such as health, education, adult social care, housing and employment since the 2008 recession.
The editors, Ruth Lupton, Tania Burchardt, John Hills, Kitty Stewart and Polly Vizard, conclude that although the financial crisis and subsequent recession hit the economy hard, Britain’s welfare state did initially protect many of the most vulnerable from its sharpest effects. But that protection was not uniform. Young adults were hardest hit in the labour market, for example, while those of pension age had their incomes improved faster than inflation.