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The Twentieth-Century Welfare State

British History in Perspective

By (author) David Gladstone
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Published: 27th May 1999
Dimensions: w 140mm h 216mm d 10mm
Weight: 225g
ISBN-10: 0333669215
ISBN-13: 9780333669211
Barcode No: 9780333669211
Synopsis
The welfare state has been one of the most significant developments in twentieth-century Britain. Drawing on much recent research, The Twentieth-Century Welfare State narrates its principal changes and provides a thematic historical introduction to issues of finance and funding, providers and users and the role of the welfare state as a system of social stratification. Change and continuity are central themes, while the 'moving frontier' between the state and other suppliers in the mixed economy of twentieth-century welfare is also analysed.

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'...students will certainly find this a valuable guide to the subject in its many ramifications which reflects the widespread uncertainty which confronts the welfare state at the end of the twentieth century.' - Martin Pugh, Midland History