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Aftermath of the Beveridge Report

Jose Harris

in William Beveridge: A Biography

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206859
eISBN:
9780191677335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206859.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter explores the complications that Beveridge faced during the publication of his report and its aftereffects. The publication of the Beveridge Report was postponed, even though it was ... More


The Beveridge Report and the Implementation of the Welfare State

George R. Boyer

in The Winding Road to the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691178738
eISBN:
9780691183992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178738.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the story of the 1942 Beveridge Report and the beginnings of the welfare state. The policies proposed by Beveridge and the 1945–48 legislation were logical extensions of ... More


The Making of the Beveridge Report

Jose Harris

in William Beveridge: A Biography

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206859
eISBN:
9780191677335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206859.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Throughout the 1930s there had been a growing body of criticism of the social welfare system—a movement in which Beveridge himself to a certain extent had shared. Various social policy questions ... More


Politics and Pensions in Post-war Britain

Hugh Pemberton

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Understanding the politics of post-war British pensions in its broadest sense is imperative if we are to understand the nature of the pensions crisis that Britain faces, and essential too if we are ... More


Beveridge and all that

Robert Mackay

in Half the Battle: Civilian Morale in Britain During the Second World War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058936
eISBN:
9781781700143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058936.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Reconstruction dramatically took centre stage with the publication of the Beveridge Report in December 1942, thereafter becoming the leading issue in domestic politics and potentially a significant ... More


The Winding Road to the Welfare State

George R. Boyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691178738
eISBN:
9780691183992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178738.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

How did Britain transform itself from a nation of workhouses to one that became a model for the modern welfare state? This book investigates the evolution of living standards and welfare policies in ... More


The Great Divergence

Joshua T. McCabe

in The Fiscalization of Social Policy: How Taxpayers Trumped Children in the Fight Against Child Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190841300
eISBN:
9780190841331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841300.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Population and Demography

Chapter 2 looks at the “great divergence,” when logics of appropriateness were institutionalized in public policies. It shows just how similar all three countries were in the interwar period. Prior ... More


What Was Gained

George R. Boyer

in The Winding Road to the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691178738
eISBN:
9780691183992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178738.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's major findings. The road to the welfare state of the 1940s was not a wide and straight thoroughfare through Victorian and Edwardian Britain. As the ... More


Later wartime politics and society

Philip Ollerenshaw

in Northern Ireland in the Second World War: Politics, economic mobilisation and society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719090509
eISBN:
9781781706206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090509.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The final chapter examines the government of Sir Basil Brooke and social and political history between 1943 and the Stormont and Westminster general elections of 1945. The slow-down of the war ... More


Was it the Mirror Wot Won it? The Development of the Tabloid Press During the Second World War

Michael Bromley

in ‘Millions Like Us’?: British Culture in the Second World War

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237631
eISBN:
9781846312489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312489.004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the development the tabloid press in Great Britain during World War 2. It compares the press coverage of the publication of the Beveridge Report in a number of ... More


How Did We Get to Where We Are Now?27

Malcolm Torry

in Money for everyone: Why we need a citizen's income

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447311249
eISBN:
9781447311287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter tells the history of the UK's benefits system from the Elizabethan Poor Law, through the Beveridge Report of 1942, to ‘Universal Credit’. Means-testing is a common thread throughout, and ... More


Compulsory Liability Insurance

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Explores the phenomenon of compulsory liability insurance in general, and specifically the nature of compulsory insurance in relation to road traffic liabilities, and employers’ liability to ... More


Britain: Labour’s Long Apprenticeship

Isser Woloch

in The Postwar Moment: Progressive Forces in Britain, France, and the United States after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300124354
eISBN:
9780300242683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124354.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Labour Party's contribution to the British people at war and the promise they offered for a postwar future. The roots of the Labour Party go back to 1900, when Britain's ... More


Vis medicatrix, or the Fragmentation of Medical Humanism

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

in The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter 9 opens with the triumph of this generation of medical intellectuals in setting some of the key terms and promises of integrationist medicine, then follows a complicated line of thinking that ... More


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