The Welfare State: Its Aims, Benefits and Costs

1st Edition

J.F. Sleeman

Routledge
Published July 12, 2018
Reference - 206 Pages
ISBN 9781138615809 - CAT# K389639
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Welfare and the State

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Summary

Originally published in 1973, The Welfare State traces the historical roots of the Welfare State and considers the problems to which it gives rise, especially in the allocation of resources. It focuses on the economic issue of meeting needs with scarce resources and compares the British experience with that of other countries. It sets out the pattern of the social services since Beveridge and summarises the criticisms levelled at them. It considers the economic issues involved and provides a straightforward presentation of the available policy choices, the discussion poses a direct comparison with other countries. The book offers an overall conspectus of current policy issues against the historical background from which they arise.

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