Welfare to Work in the United Kingdom

Martin Evans, Jane Millar

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Increasing employment and reducing child poverty are two central goals of current government welfare reform policy in the UK, and single parents-with their relatively low employment rates andrelatively high poverty rates-are one of the key target groups for both. This article outlines welfare reform policies in the UK with particular reference to single parents, and discusses the impact of these. In doing so, it highlights some key differences compared with the US.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Welfare to Work Policy
EditorsRichard Hoefer, James Midgley
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780203824184
ISBN (Print)9780789033673
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Comparative welfare policy
  • Single parents
  • Welfare
  • Welfare reform


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