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Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britain [NOOK Book]

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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, ...
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Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britain

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317902119
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Series: Themes In British Social History
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: a picture of health A note on sources 2. The race for health: Edwardian Britain Introduction Poverty Housing and the environment Domestic strategies Reproduction Production Ethnicity Formal health services Social reforms Fears of racial decline Competitive strategies and health initiatives 3. Fighting fit? 1914-1918 Introduction Double standards Government intervention, productivity and health The experience of ethnic minorities The elderly The troops The balance sheet 4. Poverty and the public's health: the inter-war years Introduction Female preoccupations Health and leisure In and out of work Formal health services Health, race and ethnicity 5. The people's health: 1939-1945 Warfare and welfare Planning to protect civilian health Standing the strain Working for victory Looking to the future 6. Hidden from view: 1945-1968 Introduction The creation and early workings of the NHS The impact of the NHS The persistence of inequalities Double standards Sex and leisure Nursing Immigrants The workings of the NHS: shortcomings and developments 7. Open sores: the late 1960s to early 1990s Introduction Social structure Health and safety at work Ethnic minorities' health Feminist strategies The shift from secondary care to primary care Health education The health services Private health care 8. Inequalities in health experience: the debate Introduction Class Employment and unemployment Women's health and gender inequalities The health of ethnic minorities Appendices Index
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