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British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century by Robert Page, Richard Silburn
  

British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century

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British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century by Robert Page, Richard Silburn

This major thematic and historical overview provides a clear guide to key welfare practices and developments in the public, private, voluntary and informal welfare sectors in twentieth-century Britain, outlining the dominant ideas about welfare in the period in question. As such, it offers an effective bridge between historical and contemporary concerns, drawing out some of the more rarely articulated premises of courses in the history of social policy and illuminating the social, political and economic dimensions of its subject.

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'...in its conception and structure the book fills one of those genuine gaps in the student market.' - Rodney Lowe, Cambridge University Journal'


About the Author

ROBERT M. PAGE is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Leicester. His books include Stigma and Altruism and the British Welfare State, and Modern Thinkers on Welfare, which he co-edited with Vic George.RICHARD L. SILBURN worked for many years as a university teacher and researcher. He is now a freelance scholar and research consultant. He has written extensively on issues of poverty and social security.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st March 1999

Author

Robert Page, Richard Silburn

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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Social welfare & social services
Social & cultural history

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780333677711

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