The UK government is revising the Welfare State. It has embarked on reforms built around the concept of Life Chances. In a country in which some sections of the population endure foreshortened lives of up to 17 years (on average) compared to those with the longest life expectancy, the concept of Life Chances is of special significance. The Land Research Trust analyses public policies to assess their actual impact on people’s lives, and identifies the reforms that could equalise everyone’s chances of working to earn the Good Life.
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Bulletin 1 The value of a whole life (PDF)