This updated introductory text provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the essentials of social policy. Specifically designed for students who are new to the field, it explores the key policy goals, delivery mechanisms, and policy dilemmas of the five pillars of welfare. The Short Guide to Social Policy also has an international focus, drawing on examples from around the world to illustrate key debates and concepts, and each chapter includes a concluding key point summary and detailed guide to further reading. Complete with a free digital app and written in a clear and accessible style by scholars who are both experienced authors and teachers, this guide will be indispensable reading for every student of social policy.
About the Author
John Hudson, Stefan Kühner, and Stuart Lowe are all senior lecturers in social policy in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York.
Table of Contents
Introduction Social security Employment Education Health Housing Other pillars Conclusion