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New Labour, welfare reform and the reserve army of labour.

Grover, Chris G. (2003) New Labour, welfare reform and the reserve army of labour. Capital & Class (79). pp. 17-23. ISSN 0309-8168

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Abstract

This paper locates ‘new Labour’s’ welfare reform agenda in the workfarist shift of recent social policy. In this context it explores the aim of ‘new labour’s’ welfare reform programme to reconstitute the reserve army of labour so that it is able to fulfil its role in managing economic stability. The emphasis is upon ensuring that labour is as cheap as possible for capital to employ through various direct and indirect wage subsidies and requiring more benefit dependent groups to compete for paid employment.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Capital & Class
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 3243
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2008 11:55
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:32
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3243

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