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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International comparisons 18701914
The First World War and after
The interwar years
The Second World War and after
International comparisons 1920 to the Second World
List of Documents 119
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A. L. Bowley action administration areas authorities Beatrice Webb benefits Beveridge Beveridge’s Board Britain British cent century charity child Committee Conservative contributions countries demand economic effect efficiency Eleanor Rathbone employers established expenditure family allowances fear financed Germany growth guardians health service housing Ibid improved income increased industrial infant interwar introduced Keynes labour movement Labour Party legislation Lloyd George London longterm major maternity minimum mothers national health national health service National Insurance oldage pensions outdoor relief owing paid Party planning political Poor Law poor relief population postwar poverty pressure prewar problem proposals R. H. Tawney reconstruction redistributive reform rent responsibility Rowntree scheme schools selfhelp sickness social policy social services society standards subsidized Thane trade union Treasury unemployed unemployment insurance voluntary hospitals wages wartime welfare William Beveridge women workers workhouse workingclass