A Gender Perspective on 21st Century Welfare Reform

Publication date

19 Oct 2010

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This paper is a response to the coalition government’s consultation paper, 21st Century Welfare. It provides a gender analysis of the potential impact of the welfare reform proposals, particularly on women living in poverty and in receipt of benefits / tax credits, and highlights the potential negative impact on women which has not been adequately addressed by the government. Oxfam calls on the Government to carry out a detailed gender and equality impact assessment of the costs and benefits of the developed welfare reform proposals once they are published, using the principles set out in this report.