Roy Sainsbury publishes major update on UK social security provision

Posted on 4 May 2018

York professor has co-edited and contributed to a revised, go-to text book, about social security.

Professor Roy Sainsbury, a professor in the department of Social Policy and Social Work (SPSW) at the University of York, has co-edited the 3rd edition of Understanding Social Security: Issues for policy and practicealong with Professor Jane Millar from the University of Bath. 

The political and economic landscape of UK social security provision has changed significantly since the 2008 financial crisis. This updated and restructured 3rd edition of a text book used in many academic institutions, includes all the fundamental policy changes and their consequences since the 2010 and 2015 elections. 

This book critically examines the impact of current welfare provision and includes contributions from leading academics in the social policy/work field. The book covers various areas of social security such as Child Benefit and retirement pensions. And looks at newer topics such as the realities of life on benefits in a time of austerity.

Professor Roy Sainsbury explains 'This is a completely revised and updated volume that covers all the major developments in social security policy since the general election of 2010. It includes contributions from SPSW’s Professor John HudsonDr Kevin Farnsworth and Dr Zoë Irving which reflects the strength and depth of the social security scholarship at York. I can recommend it to all undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in this fundamental area of social policy.' 

Buy or find out more about the book: Millar. J., Sainsbury. R. (Eds) (2018) Understanding social security: Issues for policy and practice, 3rd Edition, Policy Press, ISBN:978-1447339472

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