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Inequality is back on the academic and political agenda. This book considers the extent and impact of social protection – including social assistance, social insurance, universal allowances and mandates – on inequality. 

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Research Handbook in Sociology series

The Handbooks in this series will offer comprehensive overviews of the very latest research in key areas of sociology, and will be prestigious works of lasting significance. Each Handbook will consist of original contributions by leading authorities, selected by an editor who is a recognised leader in the field. The emphasis is on the most important concepts and research as well as expanding debate and indicating the likely research agenda for the future.

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Globalization & Welfare series

The main purpose of this series is to create a forum for the publication of high quality work to help understand the impact of globalization on the provision of social welfare. It offers state-of-the-art thinking and research on important areas such as privatization, employment, work, finance, gender and poverty. It includes some of the best theoretical and empirical work from both well established researchers and the new generation of scholars.

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New Horizons in Social Policy series

The New Horizons in Social Policy series captures contemporary issues and debates in social policy and encourages critical, innovative and thought-provoking approaches to understanding and explaining current trends and developments in the field. With its emphasis on original contributions from established and emerging researchers on a diverse range of topics, books in the series are essential reading for keeping up to date with the latest research and developments in the area.

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About the editors

Catherine Elgar

International Development, Social Policy, sociology

Catherine has worked at EEP for many years as Senior Commissioning Editor for Social Policy, Sociology and Development Studies, overseeing books in all related areas including: welfare, ageing, education, gender and family policy, labour policy,...

Caroline Kracunas

Political Science, Social Policy, Politics & Public Policy

Caroline is responsible for commissioning in the areas of public and social policy, international studies and political science. She is also developing the Elgar Guides to Teaching series, working with Commissioning Editors across all subject...

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