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Universal credit: the gender impact

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The government’s plans to introduce a new universal credit are intended to improve work incentives and simplify a complex benefits system, but may work against its duty to promote gender equality. Here, Fran Bennett, drawing on work for the Women’s Budget Group, looks at the impact the new benefit may have on gender issues, in particular on financial autonomy for women. She argues that the proposals take insufficient account of the nature of modern families and the lives of those on low in...

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
Publisher:
Child Poverty Action Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Child Poverty Action Group Journal website
Volume:
140
Publication date:
2011
Source identifiers:
3791
Local pid:
daisy:3791

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