The Development of Social Welfare in Britain

The Development of Social Welfare in Britain

by Eric C. Midwinter
     
 

This textbook is aimed at undergraduate and diploma students across a wide range of the social sciences; with particular reference to those preparing for or involved in careers in social and public administration. It provides, in compact and accessible form, the story of social provision from medieval times to the present day, systematically examining major themes of:… See more details below

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This textbook is aimed at undergraduate and diploma students across a wide range of the social sciences; with particular reference to those preparing for or involved in careers in social and public administration. It provides, in compact and accessible form, the story of social provision from medieval times to the present day, systematically examining major themes of: the relief of poverty and social care, healthcare and housing, crime and policing, and education. With the rise of the welfare state, and its current questioning as a chief focus, the book sets out to analyse how the state has responded to the social problems that have beset it. Consideration is given to comparative elements in Europe, North America and elsewhere, together with specific reference to issues of race, ethnicity and gender. A specially prepared glossary completes what is a well-packaged review and description of the growth and present disposition of the full range of social and public services in Britain.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335191048
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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