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Contributory welfare

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Abstract:

Since the last election the main argument from the Labour leadership about its future agenda on welfare has been a call for a more 'contributory' system. This aspiration could form the basis for a rich policy agenda and a powerful political strategy. However, for these benefits to be realised, much greater clarity is needed about what kind of 'contributory welfare' is to be advanced and how it could be developed into a credible yet radical policy agenda. This paper attempts to bring greater focus to these crucial questions, drawing out the distinct arguments being made in favour of 'contributory welfare', the different strategic directions these embody, and some initial illustrations of the kinds of policy they might imply.

Keywords: CONTRIBUTORY WELFARE; LABOUR; POLICY; WELFARE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3898/136266212803853527

Publication date: 2012-11-06

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