1. Introduction: the paradox of affluence; 2. Has the economy delivered; 3. Legitimacy of the welfare state; 4. Employment and unemployment; 5. Income and living standards; 6. Poverty and exclusion; 7. Inequality; 8. Welfare reform; 9. The changing welfare policy context.
This book, first published in 2002, explores the relation between economic liberalism and social policy in Australia.