The Welfare State in Britain since 1945

  • Authors
  • Rodney Lowe
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Rodney Lowe
      Pages 1-6
  3. Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Rodney Lowe
      Pages 9-38
    3. Rodney Lowe
      Pages 39-61
  4. The Classic Welfare State, 1945–75

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Rodney Lowe
      Pages 65-98
    3. Rodney Lowe
      Pages 99-121
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      Pages 122-162
    5. Rodney Lowe
      Pages 163-192
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      Pages 193-234
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      Pages 235-260
    8. Rodney Lowe
      Pages 261-279
    9. Rodney Lowe
      Pages 280-297
  5. The Welfare State since 1976

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Rodney Lowe
      Pages 301-330
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-382

About this book

Introduction

The first full historical account of welfare policy in postwar Britain, analysing first the so-called period of consensus between 1945 and 1975 and then the years between 1975 and 1990 when state welfare came under ideological attack. It provides a clear assessment of the relative successes and failures of governments in social and employment policy. It also provides a guide to competing theoretical approaches to the analysis of welfare policy, as well as sufficient statistical evidence to permit readers to form their own judgements.

Keywords

care education employment policy Government nature policy-making service social security

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