THE ORIGINS OF THE BRITISH WELFARE STATE: Society, State and Social Welfare in England and Wales 1800-1945

By: Bernard Harris

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of social welfare and social policy in Britain before the modern welfare state. It examines the role played by voluntary social provision (including self-help and mutual aid), as well as the growth of state intervention, in meeting welfare needs. It offers detailed coverage of all the main areas of social policy and provides an introduction to the competing theoretical explanations for the growth of welfare states over the last 200 years.

Title: THE ORIGINS OF THE BRITISH WELFARE STATE: Society, State and Social Welfare in England and Wales 1800-1945

Author: Bernard Harris

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $29.95

Categories: Great Britain,

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd: Jul 2004

ISBN Number: 0-333-64998-2

ISBN Number 13: 9780333649985

Binding: paperback / softcover

Book Details: 344 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, paperback / softcover, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd

Seller ID: 649982

Description: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of social welfare and social policy in Britain before the modern welfare state. It examines the role played by voluntary social provision (including self-help and mutual aid), as well as the growth of state intervention, in meeting welfare needs. It offers detailed coverage of all the main areas of social policy and provides an introduction to the competing theoretical explanations for the growth of welfare states over the last 200 years.

About Author
Bernard Harris is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Southampton.

Table of Contents
Introduction * The Growth of State Intervention * Britain in the Age of Industrial Growth * The New Poor Law and the Relief of Poverty, 1834-1914 * Charity and Philanthropy in the Nineteenth-century * Welfare from Below: Self-help and Mutual Aid * Medicine and Health Care in the Nineteenth-century * Public Health in the Nineteenth-century * Housing Policy and Housing Conditions, 1800-1914 * Education and Schooling, 1800-1914 * The Liberal Welfare Reforms, 1906-14 * The First World War and Social Policy * Voluntary Action and the 'New Philanthropy', 1914-39 * Unemployment and Poverty Between the Wars * Health and Medical Care, 1918-39 * Housing Policy Between the Wars * Education Policy Between the Wars * The Second World War and After * Notes * Further Reading