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Author Leonard, Penny.

Title Promoting welfare? : government information policy and social citizenship / Penny Leonard
Published Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (x, 159 pages) : illustrations
Contents PROMOTING WELFARE?; Contents; Foreword; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Citizenship; 3. Information; 4. Social democracy and information; 5. The New Right and information; 6. New Labour and information; 7. Case study A: In-work benefits for low wage earners; 8. Case study B: Means-tested benefits for older people; 9. Information for citizenship?; References; APPENDIX A: Government expenditure on publicity for social security benefits (1973-98/99); APPENDIX B: Sample leaflets and posters; Index
Summary As citizens we need information to exercise our social rights and responsibilities. However, information provision about welfare services is patchy and the 'information poor' are often disadvantaged in access to those services. Promoting welfare? explores how government information policies directly influence which service users claim their entitlements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-141) and index
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Subject Citizenship -- Great Britain.
Government information -- Great Britain.
Information policy -- Great Britain.
Public welfare -- Great Britain -- Information services.
Social rights -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1847425801 (electronic bk.)
9781847425805 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Government information policy and social citizenship