A Decent Provision-Australia Welfare Policy, 1870 to 1949

A Decent Provision-Australia Welfare Policy, 1870 to 1949

by John Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1409407594

ISBN-13: 9781409407591

Pub. Date: 04/10/2011

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This book is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime, from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. It places the development of a welfare state in the 1940s in the context of what had gone before, showing that choices made in earlier decades constrained and still constrain what could then, and can now be imagined. It

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This book is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime, from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. It places the development of a welfare state in the 1940s in the context of what had gone before, showing that choices made in earlier decades constrained and still constrain what could then, and can now be imagined. It discusses the pre-history of a welfare system, and how Australia went from being a social laboratory at the start of the twentieth century to a 'welfare laggard' by mid-century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409407591
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/10/2011
Series:
Modern Economic and Social History Series
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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