Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. David Gladstone
    Pages 1-8
  3. David Gladstone
    Pages 9-31
  4. David Gladstone
    Pages 32-51
  5. David Gladstone
    Pages 52-72
  6. David Gladstone
    Pages 73-91
  7. David Gladstone
    Pages 92-112
  8. David Gladstone
    Pages 113-132
  9. David Gladstone
    Pages 133-156
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 157-176

About this book


The welfare state has been one of the most significant developments in twentieth-century Britain. Drawing on much recent research, The Twentieth-Century Welfare State narrates its principal changes and provides a thematic historical introduction to issues of finance and funding, providers and users and the role of the welfare state as a system of social stratification. Change and continuity are central themes, while the 'moving frontier' between the state and other suppliers in the mixed economy of twentieth-century welfare is also analysed.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BristolUK

About the authors

DAVID GLADSTONE is Director of Undergraduate Studies, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Twentieth-Century Welfare State
  • Authors David Gladstone
  • Series Title British History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-66920-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-66921-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27525-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 192
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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