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To what extent have Government been concerned with reducing the dependency culture since 1997?
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To what extent have Government been concerned with reducing the 'dependency culture' since 1997?
The original aim of the post war social security system was to be able to wipe out poverty, ensure employment is maintained and available for all, the elderly have a decent pension package and consistent help is provided for those who are severely disabled. The objective aim was to ensure all have at least a minimum standard of living. The question however has arisen of how far has Labour since 1997 have introduced policies to reduce the disincentive to work. How far have they aimed to minimise the dependency culture? The dependency culture is a way of life characterised by state benefits. This originates from the New Right at the time of the Thatcher government. In this essay I will be discussing how far have Labour aimed to condense the dependency culture since forming the government from 1997.
When children grow up in poverty they fall below the minimum standard of living. This can lead to having a devastating impact on their life chances. This is why the government has committed itself to enshrining in law the goal of eradicating child poverty
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