Austerity, Inequality and the Context of Contemporary Social Work

Lavalette, Michael (2017) Austerity, Inequality and the Context of Contemporary Social Work. Social Work and Social Science Review, 19 (1). pp. 33-41. ISSN 1746-6105 (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of contemporary context of austerity politics in the U.K. Austerity acts as a cover for welfare transformation and public sector spending reductions. The consequence has been to deepen inequality and make the lives of the poorest and marginalised much more difficult. Understanding these processes is important for social workers if we are to fully comprehend the difficulties placed on service users and their already complex lives.

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Keywords: austerity, inequality, poverty, wealth
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Social Work, Care and Justice (up to 31st December 2017)
Depositing User: Professor Michael Lavalette
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 09:15
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 09:15
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2177

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