- Defining what we mean when we speak of social policy and labour market policy
- Historical origins inclusing Bismarkian and Beveridgian reforms
- The range of social issues social policy aims to address e.g. housing policy, child provision
- Showing how social policy enhances wellbeing
- Ideas and ideology and the effects of globalisation
- The functioning of the labour market
Social and Labour Market Policy: The Basics provides readers with an understanding of their importance to the development of contemporary society. This book is suitable for students of social policy as well as students taking a social policy module as part of a wider course within politics, social work, health care, sociology and economics. Researchers interested in the field will also benefit from reading this book.