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  1. CORE BOOKS 2 items
    1. Social Security and welfare: concepts and comparisons - Walker, Robert 2005

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. Understanding social security: issues for policy and practice - Millar, J. 2009

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

  2. OTHER USEFUL GENERAL BOOKS 6 items
    1. Social security in global perspective - Dixon, John E. 1999

      Book Essential

    2. How social security works: an introduction to benefits in Britain - Spicker, Paul 2011

      Book Essential basic introductory level and strictly UK related.

    3. Welfare benefits and tax credits handbook - Child Poverty Action Group (Great Britain) 2003/04-2005/2006

      Journal Essential Comprehensive, technically detailed but strictly UK related

    4. Social protection for the poor and poorest: concepts, policies and politics - Barrientos, Armando, Hulme, David, University of Manchester, Chronic Poverty Research Centre 2008

      Book Essential

  3. JOURNALS 5 items
    1. Fiscal studies: the journal of the Institute for Fiscal Studies - Institute for Fiscal Studies (Great Britain)

      Journal Background

    2. International social security review - International Social Security Association

      Journal Background

    3. International labour review - International Labour Organisation

      Journal Background

    4. Journal of social policy - Social Administration Association (Great Britain) (electronic resource)

      Journal Background

  4. INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS 4 items
    1. International Labour Office: www.ilo.org/public/english/protection

    2. International Social Security Association: www.issa.int

    3. Social security programs throughout the world at: www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/

  5. UK GOVERNMENT 1 item
    1. Department of Work and Pensions: www.dwp.gov.uk (At the top of the Home Page click on
      'Publications' and you can the access Research Reports and other materials)

  6. OTHER UK ORGANISATIONS 5 items
    1. Joseph Rowntree Foundation: www.jrf.org.uk

    2. Child Poverty Action Group: www.cpag.org.uk

    3. Institute for Public Policy Research: www.ippr.org.uk

    4. Institute for Fiscal Studies www.ifs.org.uk

    5. PSE -UK web-site: www.poverty.ac.uk

  7. Week 2: Aims and Objectives 7 items
    1. Social security and welfare: concepts and comparisons - Robert Walker 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential See-Chapter 2 'Aims and Objectives'

    2. Social Protection, Marginality, and Extreme Poverty: Just Give Money to the Poor? - David Hulme, Joseph Hanlon, Joseph Hanlon, Armando Barrientos

      Chapter Essential

    3. Chapter 16 of Losing ground: American social policy, 1950-1980

      Chapter Essential See-Chapter 15 and 16, e-reading of chapter sixteen linked.

    4. Good times, bad times: the welfare myth of them and us - John Hills 2015

      Book Essential See-Chapter 9 'Conclusion: Britain's Misunderstood Welfare State'

  8. Week 3: Systems and Principles 5 items
  9. Week 4: Working Age 6 items
    1. The living wage - Donald Hirsch, Laura Josefina Valadez Martínez 2017

      Book Essential Read The meaning, origins and development of a living wage,’ Chapter 1

  10. Week 5: Children 5 items
    1. Welfare realities: from rhetoric to reform - Mary Jo Bane, David T. Ellwood 1994

      Book  Read Reducing poverty by reducing welfare,’ Chapter 5

  11. Week 6: Reading Week (No Seminar) 0 items
  12. Week 7: Disability 7 items
    1. Rethinking the work capability assessment - Ben Baumberg, Jon Warren, Kayleigh Garthwaite, Clare Bambra 2015

      Document Essential

    2. Estimating the additional cost of disability: Beyond budget standards - Laura Wilkinson-Meyers, Paul Brown, Robert McNeill, Philip Patston 11/2010

      Article 

  13. Week 8: Pensions 7 items
    1. Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index

      Document  Read Chapters 1, 2 and 4

  14. Week 9: Gender and Social Security 6 items
    1. Does non-employment contribute to the health disadvantage among lone mothers in Britain, Italy and Sweden? Synergy effects and the meaning of family policy - Sara Fritzella, , , Francesca Vannonib, 1, , Margaret Whiteheadc, , Bo Burströma, , Giuseppe Costad, , Stephen Claytonc, , Johan Fritzelle, f, March 2012

      Article Essential

  15. Week 10: Migration and Social Security 5 items
    1. Welfare States and Immigrant Rights - Diane Sainsbury 30/08/2012

      Book Essential See-chapters 1 and 2 (and any of the country material, if you are inspired).

    2. Migrants' Social Rights, Ethnicity and Welfare Regimes - ANN MORISSENS, DIANE SAINSBURY 2005-10-4

      Article Essential

  16. Week 11: The Future of Social Security 5 items
    1. Could a 'citizen's income' work? - Donald Hirsch March 2015

      Document Essential

    2. World Social Protection Support 2014/2015: Building Economic Recovery, inclusive development and social justice - International Labour Organization 2014

      Document Essential See-chapter 6, 'Expanding Social Protection'

  17. TOPIC 1 AIMS AND GOALS 29 items
    1. SOCIAL SECURITY

    2. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

      Article Background no. 3 - issue on 'A century of National Insurance' - articles by Bradshaw, J. & Bennett, F.; Thane, P; and Lynes, T.

    3. POVERTY

    4. A Davis, D Hirsch and M Padley (2014) A Minimum Income Standard for the UK in 2014, York:
      JRF downloadable from www.jrf.org.uk

    5. Cabinet Office (2010) State of the Nation Report: Poverty, worklessness and welfare
      dependency in the UK, London: Cabinet Office.
      http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/publications/state-of-nation-report.aspx

    6. Signs - Fraser, NancyGordon, Linda 1994

      Journal Background Fraser, N. and Gordon, L. (1994) 'A genealogy of dependency: Tracing a keyword of the US welfare state'

    7. POVERTY-CONCEPTUAL

    8. C Goulden and C D'Arcy (2014) 'A definition of poverty', York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
      http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/Definition_of_Poverty_full.pdf

    9. The international analysis of poverty - Peter Townsend, Michael Harrington Center for Democratic Values and Social Change 1993

      Book Background

    10. POOR, RELATIVELY SPEAKING - AMARTYA SEN 1983

      Article Background

    11. Poverty - Ruth Lister 2004

      Book Background

    12. Understanding poverty - Peter Alcock 2006

      Book Background

    13. POVERTY-EMPIRICAL

    14. Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) (Annual) Households Below Average Income. London: The Stationery Office (available online from DWP website)

    15. H Glennerster et al., One hundred years of poverty and policy, 2004, Joseph Rowntree
      Foundation Available at www.jrf.org.uk

    16. Dependency culture: the explosion of a myth - Hartley Dean, Peter Taylor-Gooby 1992

      Book Background

    17. An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK: Report of the National Equality Panel - National Equality Panel 2010

      Document Background Available from the CASE website.

    18. Social policy in a cold climate: Policies and their consequences since the crisis - Ruth Lupton, Tania Burchardt, John Hills, Kitty Stewart 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    19. Growing unequal?: income distribution and poverty in OECD countries - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development c2008

      Book Background

  18. TOPIC 2 SYSTEMS AND PRINCIPLES 15 items
    1. Social Security and welfare: concepts and comparisons - Robert Walker 2005

      Book Background Chs 4,5,9 in R. Walker

    2. Social Security in the 21st century - Eric R. Kingson, James H. Schulz 1997

      Book Background

    3. Social security and social change: new challenges to the Beveridge model - Sally Baldwin, Jane Falkingham 1994

      Book Background S Webb, 'Social insurance and poverty alleviation

    4. Social Assistance in Oecd Countries - I. Gough, J. Bradshaw, J. Ditch, T. Eardley 01/02/1997

      Article Background Journal of European Social Policy

    5. Journal of Social Policy

      Journal Background J Hills, ‘Heading for Retirement? National Insurance, State Pensions, and the Future of the Contributory Principle in the UK’

    6. Social Insurance and the Contributory Principle: A Paradox in Contemporary British Social Policy - Jochen Clasen 12/2001

      Article Background Clasen, J (2001) ‘Social insurance and the contributory principle: A paradox in contemporary British social policy’

  19. TOPIC 3 UNEMPLOYMENT AND LOW PAY 26 items
    1. Understanding social security: issues for policy and practice - J. Millar 2009

      Book Background See chapters 11 and 13 (by Wright and Millar, respectively)

    2. (2006) One hundred dogs and 94 bones - Centre of Full Employment and Equity 2006

      Document Background

    3. UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE 4 items
    4. WELFARE TO WORK AND WORKFARE 15 items
      1. The ethics of welfare-to-work - Hartley Dean 29/10/2007

        Article Background

      2. Beyond the workfare state: labour markets, equalities and human rights - Mick Carpenter, Belinda Freda, Stuart Speeden 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      3. From welfare to work: lessons from America - Lawrence M. Mead, Dee Cook, Alan Deacon, Institute of Economic Affairs. Health and Welfare Unit 1997

        Book Background

      4. Creating an opportunity society - Ron Haskins, Isabel V. Sawhill c2009

        Book Background

      5. Sanctions within Chapter heading conditional benefi t systems - Julia Griggs, Martin Evans December 2010

        Document Background

    5. MINIMUM WAGES AND WAGE TOP-UPS 4 items
      1. The ‘Living Wage’: The right answer to low pay? - Fran Bennett, Ruth Lister February 2010

        Document Background

      2. More than a Minimum - Resolution Foundation 2014

        Document Background

      3. Low pay and in-work poverty: Preventative measures and preventative approaches - A McKnight, K Stewart, S Mohun Himmelweit, M Palillo 2016

        Document Background

  20. TOPIC 4 CHILDREN 26 items
    1. Understanding social security: issues for policy and practice - J. Millar 2009

      Book Background T Ridge, Chapter 9 in J Millar (ed.), Understanding Social Security

    2. Reducing Child Poverty with Cash Transfers: A Sure Thing? - Armando Barrientos, Jocelyn DeJong 09/2006

      Article Background A Barrientos and J “Reducing child poverty with cash transfers: A sure thing?” Development Policy Review, Vol 24 No 5, pp537-552

    3. CHILD POVERTY IN THE UK 4 items
      1. D Hirsch, What will it take to end child poverty? 2006, Joseph Rowntree Foundation JRF
        website www.jrf.org.uk

      2. Towards a more equal society?: poverty, inequality and policy since 1997 - John Hills, Tom Sefton, Kitty Stewart, Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009

        Book Background K Stewart ‘”A scar on the soul of Britain”: Child poverty and opportunity under New Labour

    4. COSTS OF A CHILD 2 items
      1. R Dickens, V Fry and P Pashardes (1995) The cost of children and the welfare state. Joseph
        Rowntree Foundation Social Policy Research No 89. Available from:
        http://www.jrf.org.uk/knowledge/findings/socialpolicy/SP89.asp.

      2. The costs of a child in a low-income household. - Oldfield, N and Bradshaw, J 2011

        Article Background

    5. FAMILY INCOME AND SPENDING ON CHILDREN 7 items
      1. Purse or wallet?: gender inequalities and income distribution within families on benefits - Jackie Goode, Claire Callender, Ruth Lister, Policy Studies Institute c1998

        Book Background J Goode, C Callender and R Lister, Purse or Wallet? Gender inequalities and income distribution within families on benefits

      2. Do Husbands and Wives Pool Their Resources? Evidence from the United Kingdom Child Benefit - Shelly J. Lundberg, Robert A. Pollak and Terence J. Wales 1997

        Article Background

      3. WHO BENEFITS FROM CHILD BENEFIT? - LAURA BLOW, IAN WALKER, YU ZHU 01/2012

        Article Background

      4. Does money affect children’s outcomes? - Kerris Cooper; Kitty Stewart

        Webpage Background

    6. BENEFITS AND TAX CREDITS FOR CHILDREN 6 items
      1. Inequality and poverty re-examined - Stephen P. Jenkins, John Micklewright 2007

        Book Background Chapter 10

      2. P Townsend, The Abolition of Child Poverty and the Right to Social Security: A Possible UN
        Model for child benefit? Lulu Enterprises, April 2008. Available from
        http://www.lulu.com/content/2299240

    7. CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFERS 5 items
      1. Save the Children (2009) Lasting Benefits: The role of cash transfers in tackling child mortality,
        June 2009. Available from http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/54_8358.htm.

      2. J Riccio et al (2010) 'Towards reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New
        York City's Conditional Cash Transfer Program'. MDRC Report, March 2010.
        http://www.mdrc.org/publication/toward-reduced-poverty-across-generations

  21. TOPIC 5 DISABILITY AND SICKNESS 21 items
    1. EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT AND INCAPACITY BENEFITS 7 items
      1. Dismantling the Poverty Trap: Disability Policy for the Twenty-First Century - DAVID C. STAPLETON, BONNIE L. O'DAY, GINA A. LIVERMORE, ANDREW J. IMPARATO 12/2006

        Article Background

      2. Exploring disability - Colin Barnes, G. Mercer 2010

        Book Background Especially chapter 6.

      3. Fit for Work 01/01/2013

        Article Background

    2. COSTS OF DISABILITY 2 items
      1. The Development of Direct Payments in the UK: Implications for Social Justice - Sheila Riddell, Charlotte Pearson, Debbie Jolly, Colin Barnes 2005-1

        Article Background

    3. CARERS 4 items
      1. Paying the price: carers, poverty and social exclusion - Marilyn Howard, Child Poverty Action Group (Great Britain) c2001

        Book Background

  22. TOPIC 6 ELDERLY PEOPLE AND PENSIONS 21 items
    1. Pensions - Michael J. Hill 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    2. Understanding disability policy

      Document Background S McKay, ‘Reforming pensions: investing in the future’, Ch 10 in J Millar

    3. Ageing and development - Rob Vos, José Antonio Ocampo, Ana Luiza Cortez 2008

      Book Background A Cortez et al, ‘Old age income security’, Ch 5

    4. Understanding the finance of welfare: what welfare costs and how to pay for it - Howard Glennerster 2009

      Book Background H Glennerster, ‘Financing income security’, Ch 7

    5. Journal of Social Policy

      Journal Background J Hills, ‘Heading for retirement? National Insurance, state pensions and the future of the contributory principle in the UK’

    6. Towards a more equal society?: poverty, inequality and policy since 1997 - John Hills, Tom Sefton, Kitty Stewart, Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009

      Book Background M Evandrou and J Falkingham, ‘Pensions and income security in later life’, Ch 8

    7. Making Social Policy Work, Essays In Honour of Howard Glennerster - Hills, John

      Book Background J Hills, ‘Pensions, public opinion and policy’, Ch 11

    8. Pension reform: a short guide - N. A. Barr, Peter A. Diamond, N. A. Barr 2010

      Book Background Principles and Policy Choices

    9. Pensions Commission, Challenges and Choices (2004) UK Govt Collection 42 (14314) and
      Pensions Commission, A new pension settlement for the 21st century, (2005) and HD
      7106.G7 N53. Both at http://www.pensionscommission.org.uk/publications

    10. Department of Work and Pensions (2011) A State Pension for the 21st Century, Cm. 8053 -
      http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/2011/state-pension-21st-century.shtml

    11. Social security programs and retirement around the world: fiscal implications of reform - Jonathan Gruber, David A. Wise, National Bureau of Economic Research 2007

      Book Background

    12. Pension Reform Primer: Issues, Challenges, Options and Arguments in Pension Reform

      Document Background (set of notes and papers updating 1994 findings): can be found through Google, all resources available online.

    13. Expanding economic protection to the elderly in Latin America - Rafael Rofman, Ignacio Apella, Evelyn Vezza 01/2015

      Article Background

  23. TOPIC 7 GENDER 13 items
    1. Gender equality in the welfare state? - Gillian Pascall 2012

      Book Background esp. Chapter 6 on 'Gendered income'

    2. Introduction to social security: policies, benefits, and poverty - John Ditch 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Chapters 8 and 9 (by McLaughlin and Craig respectively)

    3. Social security and social change: new challenges to the Beveridge model - Sally Baldwin, Jane Falkingham 1994

      Book Background (esp. Chapters 2, 6 and 14 by Lister, Land and Joshi & Davis).

    4. Citizenship: feminist perspectives - Ruth Lister 2003

      Book Background (esp. Chapter 7)

    5. Activation as a Common Framework for Social Policies towards Lone Parents - Trudie Knijn, Claude Martin, Jane Millar 12/2007

      Article Background

  24. TOPIC 8 MIGRATION AND ETHNIC BACKGROUND 15 items
    1. Preview of Changing social equality : the Nordic welfare model in the 21st century [WorldCat.org]

      Webpage Background Finseraas, H (2012) ‘Anti-immigration attitudes, support for redistribution and party choice in Europe’

    2. Roberts, S. and Bolderson, H. (1999) 'Inside out: Migrants' disentitlements to social security
      benefits in the EU', in Clasen, J. (ed.) Comparative Social Policy, Oxford: Blackwell.
      [copy on Moodle].

    3. Racism, ethnicity, and social policy - Ian Law 1996

      Book Background (esp. Chapter 2).

    4. Is Multiculturalism Bad for Social Cohesion and Redistribution? - François Levrau, Patrick Loobuyck 01/2013

      Article Background

    5. How portable is social security for migrant workers? A review of the literature - Nurulsyahirah Taha, Karin Astrid Siegmann, Mahmood Messkoub 01/2015

      Article Background

  25. TOPIC 9 ADMINISTRATION, STIGMA AND CONTROL 16 items
    1. Understanding social security: issues for policy and practice - J. Millar 2009

      Book Background Chapters 6, 14, 15 and 16 (by Carmel & Papadopoulos, Stafford, Wright, Finn and Hudson respectively)

    2. Social Security and welfare: concepts and comparisons - Robert Walker 2005

      Book Background Chapters 5, 9 and 11 in Walker, R.

    3. Mabbett, D. and Bolderson, H. (1998) 'Open and shut cases: Contrasting systems of benefit
      delivery in five countries', Benefits 23, pp. 5-9 - [copy on Moodle]

    4. Administering welfare reform: international transformations in welfare governance - Paul Henman, Menno Fenger 2006

      Book Background (mainly Chapters 2 and 12)

    5. The ethics of welfare: human rights, dependency and responsibility - Hartley Dean 2004

      Book Background Chapter 6 (by Dean and Rogers) from Dean, H

    6. Hernandez, V. et al. (2004) Take-up of Welfare Benefits in OECD Countries: A Review of the
      Evidence, OECD www.oecd.org/dataoecd/60/30/30901173.pdf

    7. Social security and social control - Hartley Dean 1990

      Book Background Social security: The income maintenance business

    8. Journal of Social Policy - VAN BERKEL, RIKVAN DER AA, PAUL 0151

      Journal Background 'Activation work: Policy programme administration or professional service provision?'

  26. TOPIC 10 THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY 16 items
    1. Social Security and welfare: concepts and comparisons - Robert Walker 2005

      Book Background Chs 10,12,13 in R. Walker, Social Security and Welfare: Concepts and Comparisons

    2. One hundred years of poverty and policy - One_hundred_years_of_poverty.pdf

      Document Background Piachaud, D. 'The restructuring of redistribution', in Glennerster, H., Hills, J., Piachaud, D. and Webb. J.

    3. Building decent societies: rethinking the role of social security in development - Peter Townsend, International Labour Organization, Palgrave Connect (Online Service) 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Rethinking the role of social security in development

    4. Bachelett, M. (2011) Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalisation: Report of
      the Advisory Group, ILO/WHO
      www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/WCMS_165750/lang--en/index.htm

    5. Progress for the poor - Lane Kenworthy 2011

      Book Background

    6. Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) (2010) 21st Century Welfare, Cm 7193, London:
      TSO http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/2010/21st-century-welfare/

    7. Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) (2010) Universal Credit: Welfare that works, Cm
      7957, London TSO http://www.dwp.gov.uk/welfare-reform/legislation-and-keydocuments/
      universal-credit/

    8. Understanding Universal Credit. - Royston, Sam1 sam.royston@childrenssociety.org.uk 2012

      Article Background

    9. Journal of Social Policy

      Journal Background 'The low road to basic income? Tax-benefit integration in the UK'

    10. Dean, H. (2008) 'Imagining a eudaimonic ethic of social security', in Bradshaw, J. (ed.)
      Happiness and Social Security, FISS/Intersentia. [copy on Moodle]

    11. Citizenship and Social Security - Raymond Plant 02/02/2005

      Article Background

    12. Tondani, D. (2000) Universal Basic Income and Negative Income Tax: Two different ways of
      thinking redistribution, MPRA paper 7016 http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/7016/

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