Unravelling equality : the impact of the United Kingdom's spending cuts on women
Stephenson, Mary-Ann and Harrison, James, 1974- (2011) Unravelling equality : the impact of the United Kingdom's spending cuts on women. Political Quarterly, Vol.82 (No.4). pp. 645-650. ISSN 0032-3179Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-923X.2011.02256.x
This article examines a report on the likely impact of the spending cuts on women. The report, Unravelling Equality: A Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Spending Cuts on Women in Coventry, concludes that the public spending cuts will increase inequality between women and men. For some women the cuts may have serious negative effects on their human rights. The article argues that this report provides a blueprint for the kind of analysis which should be carried out all over the country to ensure that the impact of spending cuts on women is better understood and acted upon.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Government spending policy -- Great Britain, Equality -- Great Britain, Women -- Great Britain, Government spending policy -- Great Britain -- Coventry, Equality -- Great Britain -- Coventry, Women -- Great Britain -- Coventry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Political Quarterly|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 645-650|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|References:||1 Women’s Budget Group, The Impact on Women of the Coalition Spending Review 2010. Available at: http://www.wbg.org. uk/RRB_Reports_4_1653541019.pdf 2 Women’s Budget Group and Fawcett Society, Impact on Women of the Budget 2011. Available at: http://www.wbg.org. uk/index_7_282363355.pdf 3 Trades Union Congress, The Gender Impact of the Cuts: A TUC Cuts Briefing, November 2010. Available at: http://www.tuc.org. uk/extras/genderimpactofthecuts.pdf 4 M.-A. Stephenson and J. Harrison, Unravelling Equality: A Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Spending Cuts on Women in Coventry, Warwick, Coventry Women’s Voices and University of Warwick, May 2011. Available at: http:// www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/chrp/ 5 See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ law/chrp/projectss/humanrightsimpactassessments/ for examples of this work 6 Department for Work and Pensions, Housing Benefit: Uprating Local Housing Allowance by the Consumer Price Index, Equality Impact Assessment, March 2011. Available at: http://www.dwp.gov.uk 7 Government Equalities Office, Equality Act 2010—The Public Sector Equality Duty: Reducing Bureaucracy 8 Policy Review Paper, 17 March 2011, para. 19.; for example, R (on the application of W) v. Birmingham City Council  EWHC 1147 (Admin) and R v. London Councils ex parte Hajrula and Hamza  EWHC 151. 9 Single Mothers Singled Out, London, Fawcett Society, June 2011. Available at: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/ documents/Single%20MothersSingled% 20Out%20The%20impact%20 of%202010-15%20tax%20and%20 benefit%20changes%20on%20women%20 and%20men.pdf|
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