The Welfare State: Putting the record straight

Publication date: 1994 Format: Paperback, 48 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 0 946744 67 X

CPAG argues that government figures do not support the conclusion that social security spending will outpace economic growth in future years. The welfare state is facing a crisis, but not one about unaffordable costs. The real crisis is one of deepening poverty and inequality. This detailed rebuttal of much current thinking also puts the argument for tackling public debt through an active employment strategy and progressive taxation measures.

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