Thought for the Day (4): Child Benefit


For anyone so moved as to comment anywhere on child benefit, I would just like to point out that this was brought in as a benefit for women. The point of making it universal for all women (including middle class) was that men do not always give women the money.

This benefit has made a huge contribution to the change in women’s lives since it was brought in. Mothers used to queue up at the post office with their child benefit books and for a great majority of them it was the only money they had full control over.

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2 Responses to Thought for the Day (4): Child Benefit

  1. Morven says:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/22/opinion/22krugman.html?src=twrhp

    See Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winning economist. Right wing ideology unpicking the British welfare state under the guise of economic crisis? I’m on your side, Paul…

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