The failure of Beveridge

Anne Miller, Frank Kirwan (Editor)

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    The "Supplementary Benefit Review" was issued by the Department of Health and Social Security on 16 May 1984. Since it is well known that the social security system is in a complete mess, the announcement of a substantial re-examination such as this, surely, can only be welcomed as a long overdue first step towards a major improvement - or can it? This economic perspective considers the merits of the proposals and examines the problems with the current social security system. Alternative approaches are also proposed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)69-72
    Number of pages4
    JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1984


    • social security
    • Supplementary Benefit Review
    • public finances


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