Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Derek Fraser
    Pages 1-9
  3. Derek Fraser
    Pages 11-30
  4. Derek Fraser
    Pages 31-55
  5. Derek Fraser
    Pages 56-77
  6. Derek Fraser
    Pages 78-98
  7. Derek Fraser
    Pages 124-145
  8. Derek Fraser
    Pages 146-176
  9. Derek Fraser
    Pages 177-206
  10. Derek Fraser
    Pages 207-239
  11. Derek Fraser
    Pages 240-294
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 295-326

About this book


This book has become the standard text on the course of social policy and social ideas in Britain since the Industrial Revolution. To the first edition Professor Fraser has added a new foreword which sets out the variety of approaches which now exist to the history of social policy. Each chapter has been up-dated and revised in the light of recent research and five further documents have been added to the appendix. In a new postscript Professor Fraser discusses the welfare state in the period since 1973 and suggests what its future may be in the 1980s. The bibliography has been completely revised and contains a full survey of articles, so providing a fully up-to-date second edition which offers new insights and material in the light of current research. A third edition, which will bring this classic text up to the 1990s will be published in 1996.


education evolution industrial revolution politics poverty social policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of TeessideUnited Kingdom

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