|aThe short guide to social policy /|cJohn Hudson, Stefan Kuhner and Stuart Lowe.
|aBristol, UK :|bPolicy Press,|c2008.
|ax, 166 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 155-160) and index.
|aIntroduction -- Social security -- Employment -- Education -- Health -- Housing -- Conclusion.
|aThis book provides an accessible and short, yet systematic, guide to the essentials of social policy for undergraduate students studying a wide range of related courses. As an introductory text, the book offers a clear and concise overview of the major pillars of social policy. Drawing on examples from around the globe, the authors provide a broad overview of the variety of policy frameworks that different countries have developed in the fields of health, housing, education, employment, and social security. Each chapter has an explanation of key terms and concepts and is organized around a discussion of the different types of response to core policy dilemmas in each field.