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Hardback Bread for all : the origins of the welfare state / Chris Renwick.
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: UK : Allen Lane, 2017.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241186688 (hbk.) :
Number of reservations: 0
Today, everybody seems to agree that something has gone badly wrong with the British welfare state. In the midst of economic crisis, politicians and commentators talk about benefits as a lifestyle choice, and of 'skivers' living off hard-working 'strivers' as they debate what a welfare state fit for the 21st century might look like. This major new history tells the story of one of the greatest transformations in British intellectual, social and political life: the creation of the welfare state, from the Victorian workhouse, where you had to be destitute to receive help, to a moment just after the Second World War, when government embraced responsibilities for people's housing, education, health and family life, a commitment that was unimaginable just a century earlier.
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