chapter  7
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SOCIAL SECURITY AND LABOUR MARKET POLICY

ByPOLICY Andrew Dilnot

Throughout the 1980s much was heard about the impact of social security benefits on the level of unemployment. On the one hand were those who saw the unemployed as living a life of indolent luxury as parasites on the rest of society, on the other were those who saw the unemployed living at or below the breadline, unable to find a job at any wage. These extreme views are obvious caricatures, but interest in the issues was, and still is, very great.