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Understanding the mixed economy of welfare

Understanding the mixed economy of welfare

Powell, Martin A., 1961- editor; Social Policy Association (Great Britain), associated with work

Although state provision may have dominated in Britain since 1945, there is a movement towards welfare pluralism - a mixed economy of welfare - involving private, voluntary & informal sectors. This book sheds light on this area of social policy. It shows how the mixed economy of welfare links with important conceptual & policy debates

Paperback, Book. English.
2nd edition.
Published Bristol: Policy Press, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Martin Powell
ISBN: 1447333225, 9781447333227
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: At foot of title: Social Policy Association.
Note: Previous edition: 2007.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvi, 233 pages ; 24 cm.
Series: Understanding welfare
Subject: Great Britain Social policy.; Welfare state Great Britain.; Society.
Series Title: Understanding welfare.


  1. Introduction: the mixed economy of welfare and the social division of welfare ~ Martin Powell The mixed economy of welfare in historical context ~ John Stewart The state ~ Brian Lund Market welfare ~ Robin Miller Voluntary and community welfare ~ Rob Macmillan and James Rees Informal welfare ~ Martin Powell The benefits and inequalities of fiscal welfare ~ Adrian Sinfield Occupational welfare ~ Edward Brunsdon and Margaret May The mixed economy of welfare: a comparative perspective ~ Michael Hill Conclusion: analyses in the mixed economy of welfare and the social division of welfare ~ Martin Powell

Author note

Martin Powell is professor of health and social policy in the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham. He is the editor of several books exploring the New Labour Governments and the British welfare state.