British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century

by Robert Page, Richard Silburn

British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century Synopsis

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.

British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333677711
Publication date: 1st December 1999
Author: Robert Page, Richard Silburn
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Social welfare & social services, Social & cultural history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Robert Page, Richard Silburn

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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