Origins of the French Welfare State: The Struggle for Social Reform in France, 1914-1947

Origins of the French Welfare State: The Struggle for Social Reform in France, 1914-1947

by Paul V. Dutton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521673569

ISBN-13: 9780521673563

Pub. Date: 12/15/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first comprehensive analysis of public and private welfare in France available in English or French. It argues that France simultaneously pursued two different paths toward universal social protection. Family welfare embraced an industrial model in which class distinctions and employer control predominated. By contrast, protection against the risks of

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This is the first comprehensive analysis of public and private welfare in France available in English or French. It argues that France simultaneously pursued two different paths toward universal social protection. Family welfare embraced an industrial model in which class distinctions and employer control predominated. By contrast, protection against the risks of illness, disability, maternity, and old age followed a mutual aid model of welfare. The book also traces foreign influences on French social reform, particularly from Germany's former territories in Alsace-Lorraine and Britain's Beveridge Plan.

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ISBN-13:
9780521673563
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Series:
New Studies in European History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. An industrial model of family welfare; 2. A mutual model for social insurance; 3. Battle for control of social welfare: workers versus employers; 4. Challenges from city and countryside, 1930–1939; 5. Retrenchment and reform, 1939–1947; Bibliography; Index.

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