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The Winding Road to the Welfare State

Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain

George R. Boyer

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Princeton University Pres
11 December 2018
Economics & Business; Labour economics; Welfare economics; Economic systems & structures; Economic history; Public finance
How did Britain transform itself from a nation of workhouses to one that became a model for the modern welfare state? The Winding Road to the Welfare State investigates the evolution of living standards and welfare policies in Britain from the 1830s to 1950 and provides insights into how British working-class households coped with economic insecuri
By:   George R. Boyer
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   77
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm, 
ISBN:   9780691178738
ISBN 10:   0691178739
Series:   The Princeton Economic History of the Western World
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   11 December 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

George R. Boyer is professor of economics and international and comparative labor at Cornell University. He is the author of An Economic History of the English Poor Law, 1750-1850.

Reviews for The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain

One of the book's great strengths is the way in which is seeks to integrate the history of social policy with the history of living standards more generally, and the book is enhanced by the author's efforts to place both living standards and social protection in an international context. - Bernard Harris * Journal of Economics * An important, and useful, addition to the literature on the history of social welfare in modern Britain. ---John Stewart, Journal of Social Policy


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