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Welfare and old age in Europe and North America : the development of social insurance

Author: Bernard Harris
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2012.
Series: Perspectives in economic and social history, no. 21.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the last twenty years, historians have become increasingly interested in the role of non-state organizations in the development of welfare services. This study is particularly focused on the role of friendly societies and other insurance bodies in the provision of aid for the elderly and the sick.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Harris
ISBN: 1848931905 9781848931909 128385015X 9781283850155
OCLC Number: 817558343
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 270 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of Figures; List of Tables; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; 1. Coalminers, Accidents and Insurance in Late Nineteenth-Century England; 2. The Costs and Benefits of Size in a Mutual Insurance System; 3. A New Welfare System; 4. Economic Growth and Demand for Health Coverage in Spain; 5. Sickness Insurance and Welfare Reform in England and Wales, 1870-1914; 6. From Sickness to Death; 7. America's Rejection of Government Health Insurance in the Progresive Era; 8. Medical Assistance Provided by La Conciliación; 9. In it for the Money? 10. Belgian Mutual Health Insurance and the Nation StateNotes; Index.
Series Title: Perspectives in economic and social history, no. 21.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Harris.

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