Employment patterns and family structures have changed radically in the 50 years since the social security system was introduced. As a result, families with children are losing out. A Secure Future- examines a range of different models of social security and judges them against criteria that include the ability to support new and changing patterns of work and family life. It is the ﬁrst publication to assess a wide range of options in such a systematic way.
‘The need for fundamental reform, rather than the piecemeal reforms that have characterised social security policy since Beveridge, is one conclusion of (A Secure Future)…(a) valuable contribution to current debates about the future of work and should be of interest to everyone concerned with the problems of unemployment and low pay’ Journal of Social Policy