The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Webb, Beatrice (1858–1943) and Sidney (1859–1947)

  • J. M. Winter
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Beatrice and Sidney Webb were the primary authors of the political economy of Fabian socialism. Their work together spanning half a century left an indelible mark on the evolution of opinion and legislation on trade unionism, local government, the relief of poverty, and theories of the transition to socialism.

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  1. Cole, M.I. (ed.). 1949. The Webbs and their work. London: Frederick Muller.Google Scholar

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  • J. M. Winter
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