Child beneﬁt provides parents and children with a degree of security in today’s uncertain labour market. Paid to all families, it is concrete evidence of the value attached to children and child-rearing in our society. For anyone concerned about the future of this beneﬁt Joan Brown’s book provides the fullest examination of current arguments for and against.
‘Exceptionally good…clear, cool, free of sociological jargon, it looks not just at the nuts and bolts, but at the deeper philosophy that sustains the beneﬁt. The book is a model of its kind’ Polly Toynbee, The Guardian