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Social Policy in Real Time

Published on 12/07/1993

This paper examines social policy within the context of economic policy.  It describes how certain changes to fiscal and monetary policies in the 1970s and 1980s created a ‘debt crisis’ that, in turn, has led to significant cuts to social programs in the late 1980s and 1990s.  It considers some of the origins of the deficit/debt problem and examines the implications for social policy.  The paper argues the case for reforming social programs, and debating social policy more generally, within the context of ‘real time’ – i.e., taking into account current and future economic constraints and realities.

ISBN – 1-895796-09-1

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This paper examines social policy within the context of economic policy.

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