Continuity and Drift: Child Income Support

  • Anthony McCashinEmail author


‘Drift’ is one form of welfare state change and retrenchment; policies remain unchanged, but the wider social context changes. This chapter shows the suite of benefits around children remained substantially unchanged over a long period; ideas had little influence, and crisis induced policy changes did not alter the overall policy design.


Child Benefit Retrenchment ‘Drift’ Troika 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social Work and Social PolicyTrinity CollegeDublin 2Ireland

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