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The Evolution of the British Welfare State: A History of Social Policy Since the Industrial Revolution Paperback – 1 Jan 1984

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  • Paperback: 358 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2nd edition (1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333359992
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333359990
  • Package Dimensions: 21.2 x 14 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 536,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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' excellent textbook covering the period from the late eighteenth century to the present day...and one which will surely become the standard introductory text.' - Alan Deacon, British Book News

'The purpose of this fine book is...the course of British social policy since the Industrial Revolution...this is a very good work with an excellent bibliography and a documentary appendix.' - Donald R. Neat, Historian

'For its intended use as a text Fraser's study is an improvement on earlier work. Particularly on the nineteenth century The Evolution has some original things to say. Fraser's discussion of the Old Poor Law for instance is excellent...this is a good and most useful piece of work.' - Bentley B. Gilbert, Victorian Studies

'Dr Fraser's excellent discussion on social policy since the Industrial not merely a history of social policy but a discussion of the interaction of ideas and action in the field of welfare.' - Linda Dove, The Teacher

Contents: List of Tables - Preface - Preface to 2nd edition - Foreword - The Factory Question - The Poor Law - Public Health - Education and Welfare - Laissez Faire and State Intervention in the Mid Nineteenth Century - The Growing Awareness of Poverty - Liberal Social Policy 1905-14 - Politics and Policy 1914-39 - War and Welfare in the 1940s - Conclusion: The Decline of the Welfare State, 1973-83? - Documentary Appendix - Notes and References - Bibliography - Index

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