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.
|Publication date:||1st December 1999|
|Author:||Robert Page, Richard Silburn|
|Categories:||Social welfare & social services, Social & cultural history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,|
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.More About Robert Page, Richard Silburn