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Eleanor Rathbone, 1872–1946

Bob Holman

in Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Eleanor Rathbone never had children and never married. She came from a wealthy family and never lived alongside poor ones. Yet Rathbone devoted much of her life to improving the material conditions ... More


Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Bob Holman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Numerous books have been written about Victorian child-care pioneers, but few biographical studies have been published about more recent child-care and welfare pioneers. This book looks at the lives ... More


Past, present and future

Bob Holman

in Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book is mainly about six champions for children who have made significant contributions in addressing poverty and social inequality in Britain. Eleanor Rathbone repeatedly argued that every ... More


The Liverpool Women's Suffrage Society

in Mrs Brown is a Man and a Brother: Women in Merseyside's Political Organisations 1890-1920

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237389
eISBN:
9781846313608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237389.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of women's suffrage society in Liverpool. It evaluates the success of different organisations in politicising women and analyses how organisations function on the ... More


The social division of welfare: Some reflections on the search for equity

Tania Burchardt

in Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342997
eISBN:
9781447304203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the extract from Titmuss's lecture given in honour of Eleanor Rathbone, the champion of family allowances, at the University of Birmingham in 1955. It notes that this is one of ... More


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