Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britain / Edition 1

Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britain / Edition 1

by Helen Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582004594

ISBN-13: 9780582004597

Pub. Date: 02/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Few things tell us more of a nation's general well-being than the development of the life-expectancy of its citizens; the rising standards of health that they come to demand; and how evenly that improvement is shared throughout society. Helen Jones examines the record of twentieth-century Britain in these respects. She has much heartening progress to record - yet

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Overview

Few things tell us more of a nation's general well-being than the development of the life-expectancy of its citizens; the rising standards of health that they come to demand; and how evenly that improvement is shared throughout society. Helen Jones examines the record of twentieth-century Britain in these respects. She has much heartening progress to record - yet stark inequalities remain. Her book is thus both a review of, and contribution to, the current debates over gender, class and ethnic inequalities in standards of health in Britain today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582004597
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Series:
Themes In British Social History Series
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: a Picture of health
2. The Race for health: Edwardian Britain
3. Fighting fit? 1914-1918
4. Poverty and the public health: the inter-war years
5. The people's health: 1939-45
6. Hidden from view: 1945-68
7. Open sores: the late 1960s to early 1990s
8. Inequalities in heath experience: the debate
Bibliographical note
Tables
Index

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