The Strategy of Equality

Redistribution and the Social Services

by Julian Le Grand

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Welfare and the State (No. 13)

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  • 9781138597440
  • 9780429944222
  • 9780429944215

Originally published in 1982 The Strategy of Equality examines public expenditure on the social services as a strategy for promoting social equality. Today there is a widespread belief that the strategy has worked and that public spending on the social services primarily benefits those less well off. However, there have been few attempts to examine whether this belief is founded in reality. This book attempts to rectify this. Examining four areas of social policy: health care, education, housing, and transport, the book looks at the distribution of public expenditure and the ‘outcome’ of that expenditure, as well as the implications for various conceptions of equality.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781138597440
  • 9780429944222
  • 9780429944215

About The Author

Sir Julian Ernest Michael Le Grand, FBA is an academic specialising in public policy. He is the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and was a senior policy advisor to former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781138597440
  • 9780429944222
  • 9780429944215