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An first-class booklet addressing the dilemmas within the new coverage agendas for ladies and executive. Gender kin are being remodeled and a brand new gender payment is being created. The problem to make sure the social inclusion of ladies inside of this new cost is advanced through the variety in women's lives, specifically among those who find themselves certified and ready to interact in employment and people who aren't. This wide-ranging e-book is written by means of prime lecturers who've recommended key individuals of the Labour Party.

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Irwin and Morris (1993) explored this issue using data from the Hartlepool project referred to above. A sensitivity to differences between the two groups reveals that married men among the longterm unemployed will have a younger and larger family than their employed counterparts. This partly reflects a national tendency for the low skilled to have larger families and for long-term unemployment to be concentrated among younger workers. The pattern, of course, translates into heavier domestic and childcare responsibilities for the partners of the long-term unemployed.

New Labour has raised the possibility of such a citizenship pension which would provide a second-tier pension for those who have spent time outside the labour market providing care. It has also indicated that its proposals for a stakeholder pension should address the needs of women with intermittent paid employment records, although this has been disputed by pensions experts such as Alan Walker (see also chapter 6, this volume). More generally, reform of the social insurance scheme on the lines proposed by the Commission for Social Justice (1994) would help to improve the status of care work in the social security system.

Her conceptualisation of `difference' politics represents, in more extreme form, the accommodation of diversity for which I argue. For a more detailed discussion of the options for providing women with an independent income through the social security system, see Lister (1997b). See the intervention by Malcolm Wicks, MP in the Minutes of Evidence of the Social Security Committee's First Report on Taxes and Benefits, 21 January 1998, HC423±iii, The Stationery Office, p. 47, and his article in The Guardian, `Society Tomorrow', 12 February 1998.

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