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The passionate economist : how Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare

Author: Sally Sheard
Publisher: Bristol, UK : The Policy Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first biography of Abel-Smith. It takes a historical perspective to analyse the development of health and social welfare systems since the 1950s, exposing the critical impact of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sheard, Sally.
Passionate economist.
Bristol, United Kingdom ; Chicago, Illinois : The Policy Press, 2014
(OCoLC)858825402
Named Person: Brian Abel-Smith; Brian Abel-Smith
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Sheard
ISBN: 9781447314936 144731493X 9781306143011 1306143012
OCLC Number: 864306029
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 581 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Part 1: Inheritances and duties, 1926-51;Inheritances: 1926-46;A wider world: 1946-51;Part 2: The politics of policies, 1951-79;Beveridge's Britain: 1951-55;Political ambitions and private passions: 1955-59;Health and happiness: 1956-64;Lingua franca: 1956-67;Distractions and diversions: 1964-68;Values: 1968-70;Patriarchy and authority: 1970-74;'Such marvellous fun': 1974-76;Disillusionment: 1976-79;International commuting: 1975-79;Part 3: Shifting the balance of power, 1979-96;In and outers: 1979-91;The end of the party: 1979-90;On the move: 1990-96;Epilogue: Stories, histories and biographies.
Responsibility: Sally Sheard.

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