"Charity, Self-Interest And Welfare In Britain" [NOOK Book]

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These essays present a statement on the long-term development of welfare policy in Britain. Relating to current issues such as the cost of pensions, this work examines provisions for the poor, infirm and aged over four centuries of British history.
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Overview

These essays present a statement on the long-term development of welfare policy in Britain. Relating to current issues such as the cost of pensions, this work examines provisions for the poor, infirm and aged over four centuries of British history.
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Historians present 11 essays showing that the current debates over provisions for the poor, infirm, and aged in Britain have changed little over the past four centuries. They document the early and extensive development of tax-supported, locally administered poor relief compared to continental Europe. They also explore the relationship between welfare demand and early marriage and high birth rates, concluding that welfare does not cause or encourage demographic changes but responds to them. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203985915
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 6/27/1996
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

The Neale Colloquium in British History
Notes on contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Charity, self-interest and welfare: reflections from demographic and family history 23
3 Some recent trends in the history of charity 51
4 Charity and poor relief in early modern Italy 65
5 Aged and impotent: parish relief of the aged poor in early modern Suffolk 91
6 Old people and their families in the English past 113
7 The "mixed economy of welfare" in early modern England: assessments of the options from Hale to Malthus (c. 1683-1803) 139
8 "Grasping gratitude": charity and hospital finance in late-Victorian London 181
9 Women, social work and social welfare in twentieth-century Britain: from (unpaid) influence to (paid) oblivion? 203
10 Risk, redistribution and social welfare in Britain from the poor law to Beveridge 225
11 Some concluding reflections 249
Index 255
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