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Tales of Robin Hood: welfare myths and realities in the United Kingdom and Australia

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Income Wealth Taxation Policy Social issues Families Poverty Social security Europe
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Australia and the United Kingdom are commonly classified among the ‘liberal’ welfare regimes by social policy researchers. This is not surprising: there are obvious institutional and cultural similarities between the two countries, and policy ideas have evidently been passed back and forth between them. But similar is not the same, and a forensic look at the architecture and outcomes of the Australian and British welfare states is both interesting and revealing.
In part 1 of an 8-part series Peter Whiteford dicusses John Hills' acclaimed book Good Times, Bad Times: The Welfare Myth of Them and Us in the Australian Review of Public Affairs (207).
 
Title: Good Times, Bad Times: The Welfare Myth of Them and Us
Publisher: Policy Press
Date Published: 2014
Author: John Hills
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