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Risk Trust and Welfare

Taylor-Gooby, Peter, ed. (2000) Risk Trust and Welfare. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 236 pp. ISBN 0-333-76493-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:13041)

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Abstract

Theoretical discussion and empirical evidence on the way people think about, and cope with, the risks and uncertainties of late 1990s life are collected here. The national surveys cover areas ranging from lone parenthood to medicine, from house purchase to long term care, from personal finance to the welfare state. People's confidence in their capacity to cope with uncertainty is closely related to social class, gender and access to support networks. Policies that assume that people are self interested rational actors are likely to produce unsatisfactory results and to damage the essential social capital of trust.

Item Type: Edited book
Projects: [84] Economic Beleifs and Behaviour - ESRC
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Peter Taylor-Gooby
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2009 08:40 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13041 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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