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Gender, Health and Welfare
     

Gender, Health and Welfare

by Anne Digby, John Stewart
 

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ISBN-10: 0415128862

ISBN-13: 9780415128865

Pub. Date: 03/27/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Gender, Health and Welfare provides a stimulating introduction to an historical era which saw a huge expansion in welfare services, both state and voluntary, and during which women emerged as significant `consumers' and `providers' of various measures. The

themes covered in this book include: a critical examination of how welfare policies in both

Overview

Gender, Health and Welfare provides a stimulating introduction to an historical era which saw a huge expansion in welfare services, both state and voluntary, and during which women emerged as significant `consumers' and `providers' of various measures. The

themes covered in this book include: a critical examination of how welfare policies in both England and Japan crucially affected women's life chances; a study of the relationship between poverty, health and gender from 1870 to the inauguration of the National Health Service; case studies

of the housing reformer, Octavia Hill and the prominent female reformer, Louisa Twining; and an examination of the issue of birth control in post-World War One.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415128865
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/27/1996
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures Contributors Acknowledgements 1.Welfare in context 2.Excess female mortality; constructing survival during development in Meiji Japan and Victorian England 3.Poverty, health and the politics of gender in Britain, 1870 - 1948 4.Octavia Hill and women's networks in housing 5.Late nineteenth-century philanthropy and Louisa Twining 6.The campaign for birth control provision in Britain in the 1920's 7.`The children's party, therefore the women's party';the Labour Party and child welfare in inter-war Britain 8.Gender, welfare and old age in Britain, 1870s-1940s 9.Gender and welfare in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

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