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Towards a whole-economy approach to the welfare state: citizens, corporations and the state within the broad welfare mix

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Publication details

Title of host publicationSocial Policy Review
DatePublished - 22 Jul 2019
PublisherPolicy Press
EditorsElke Heins, James Rees, Catherine Needham
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781447344001
ISBN (Print)9781447343981

Publication series

NameSocial Policy Review
PublisherPolicy Press


This chapter argues for a broadening of social policy focus, beyond
the mixed economy approach (which incorporates social, private,
informal/familial, voluntary, fiscal and occupational welfare) towards
a whole-economy approach that ‘brings in’ corporate welfare and
a broader focus on taxation, public policies that overlap with social
policy objectives, power and the economy. However, the challenge, as
the chapter makes clear, is not simply to bring such perspectives in, but to
keep them in view and to continually examine how they interact with
and shape social policy objectives and outcomes.

    Research areas

  • Mixed Economy of Welfare, Social policy, Welfare State

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