The Foundations of the Welfare State
A fully revised and rewritten second edition of a book which is now regarded as a classic. Takes full advantage of new research and places strong emphasis on voluntary action and the role of women in the shaping of social policy.
It retains the excellent historical perspective that makes it unique among its competitors, comparing recent policy changes to pre-1950 welfare policy.
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A. L. Bowley action areas authorities Beatrice Webb benefits Beveridge Board Britain British cent century charity child Committee Conservative contributions countries demand economic effect efficiency Eleanor Rathbone employers established expenditure family allowances fear finance full employment Germany growth guardians health service housing Ibid improved income increased industrial infant introduced Keynes labour movement Labour Party legislation Lloyd George London major maternity ment minimum mothers national health national health service National Insurance old-age pensions outdoor relief owing paid Party planning political Poor Law poor relief population post-war poverty pre-war pressure problem proposals R. H. Tawney reconstruction redistributive reform rent Rowntree scheme schools sickness social policy social services society standards subsidized Thane trade union Treasury unemployed unemployment insurance University Press voluntary hospitals wages wartime welfare William Beveridge women workers workhouse working-class