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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