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Victorian origins of the British welfare state

Roberts, David

Victorian origins of the British welfare state

by Roberts, David

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


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Statementby David Roberts.
SeriesYale historical publications -- 73
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Open LibraryOL19985373M

This book challenges the view that there was a smooth and inevitable progression towards liberalism in early nineteenth-century England. It examines the argument used by the high Whigs that the landed aristocracy still had a positive contribution to make to the welfare of the people. This argument came under scrutiny as the laissez-faire state met with serious criticism in the s and s. The Origins of the British Welfare State: Society, State and Social Welfare in England and Wales, by Harris, Bernard at - ISBN - ISBN - Palgrave - - Softcover3/5(1).

  The Evolution of British Social Policy and the Welfare State, c by Keith Laybourn (Keele University Press, ). A wide-ranging survey, especially useful for the perspective of .   Bread For All tells the story of one the greatest transformations in British social and political life: the creation of the welfare state, from the Victorian workhouse, where you had to be destitute to receive help, to a moment just after the Second World War, when government embraced responsibilities for people’s housing, education, health and family life.

This major new history tells the story of one the greatest transformations in British intellectual, social and political life: the creation of the welfare state, from the Victorian workhouse, where you had to be destitute to receive help, to a moment just after the Second World War, when government embraced responsibilities for people's housing Brand:   Histories of the welfare state usually begin around The - 50 period does mark a particular point in the history of welfare in Britain. But to begin the story here distorts the record.


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David Roberts," The Journal of Modern Hist no. 2 (Jun., ): E-BOOK EXCERPT. How did Britain transform itself from a nation of workhouses to one that became a model for the modern welfare state. The Winding Road to the Welfare State investigates the evolution of living standards and welfare policies in Britain from the s to and provides insights into how British working-class households coped with economic insecurity.

Victorian origins of the British Welfare State Delivery & returns This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. He is the author of The Origins of the British Welfare State: Social Welfare in England and Wales, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ) and coeditor of Charity and Mutual Aid in Europe and North America since (New York: Routledge, ).

Email address: [email protected] Over the last years Britain has witnessed profound changes in the nature and extent of state welfare. Drawing on the latest historical and social science research The Origins of the British Welfare State looks at the main developments in the history of social welfare provision in this period.

It looks at the nature of problems facing British society in the late-eighteenth and early. Victorian Origins of the British Welfare State by David Roberts (review) Stanley Pierson$ TInS SaXroY fillsanimportant gapinourunderstanding ofearl Victorian England, Y andfillsit hor isconvinced thattheyears between and represent theformative period in thegrowth of themodem welfarestateandhe Author: Stanley Pierson.

Inthe dominant social outlook of the early Victorians was a paternalism that looked to property, the Church, and local Justices of the Peace to govern society and deal with its ills.

Byhowever, the dominant social outlook had become a vision of a laissez faire society that relied on economic laws, self-reliance, and the vigorous philanthropy of voluntary societies.

The welfare state of the United Kingdom began to evolve in the 's and early 's, and comprises expenditures by the government of the United Kingdom intended to improve health, education, employment and social British system has been classified as a liberal welfare state system.

The term ‘modern Welfare State’ comes from the Beveridge report of The words represent that Government provides a minimum level of taxed welfare support for citizens in need. Beveridge and his five giants showed a greater need for an active role by Government in the welfare of its citizens through better housing, education, benefits.

The Origins of the British Welfare State accounts of working-class efforts to avoid the stigma of pauperism by practicing the self-help urged by Victorian moralists, which the Poor Law was designed to encourage.

overlooking important areas of British state welfare, the book focuses upon unemployment and old-age policies. Nor is the book Author: Pat Thane. A short review such as this must not allow its readers to suppose that the book is no more than a heroic register.

It is the history of a world-changing idea. In a lecture to the British Academy, the historian Quentin Skinner once described the year making of the idea of a free state as the invention of “the moral agent of the people”. of British state welfare, the book focuses upon unemployment and old-age policies.

Nor is the book really about “Britain.” Most of the statistics and analyses refer to England and occasionally Wales. Scotland, with its different economic, administrative, and legal structures, though constitutionally in Britain, is barely mentioned.

Victorian morality is a distillation of the moral views of the middle class in 19th century Britain, the Victorian era. Victorian values emerged in all classes and reached all facets of Victorian living.

The values of the period—which can be classed as religion, morality, Evangelicalism, industrial work ethic, and personal improvement—took root in Victorian morality. The phrase “welfare state” is of recent origin.

It was first used to describe Labour Britain after From Britain the phrase made its way round the world. It was freely employed, usually but not exclusively by politicians and journalists, in relation to diverse societies at diverse stages of by: However, most commentators incline to associate the term ‘Welfare State’ with the start of the modern welfare state of Britain in (Harrisp).Contrary to this conception, in my view, the origins of welfare state could go back as the earliest medieval Poor Law which came into existence in