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Foundations of the welfare state

Author: Pat Thane
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1996.
Series: Longman social policy in Britain series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Thane places strong emphasis on voluntary action and the role of women in the shaping of social policy, and sets the development of the welfare system in its wider social, economic and political context.

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Genre/Form: Book
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thane, Pat.
Foundations of the welfare state.
London ; New York : Longman, 1996
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Thane
ISBN: 0582279526 9780582279520
OCLC Number: 34745948
Description: xiv, 357 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Changes in Social Policy 1870-1945 --
1. Introduction --
2. 1870-1900 --
3. 1900-19l4 --
4. International comparisons 1870-1914 --
5. The First World War and after --
6. The inter-war years --
7. The Second World War and after --
8. International comparisons 1920 to the Second World War --
Pt. 2. Foundations of the Welfare State --
9. Assessment --
Pt. 3. Documents --
Main British statutes referred to in text --
Major reports of Royal Commissions, select committees, etc.
Series Title: Longman social policy in Britain series.
Responsibility: Pat Thane.


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