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The Origin of the Welfare State in England and Germany, 1850-1914 : Social Policies Compared - E.P. Hennock

The Origin of the Welfare State in England and Germany, 1850-1914

Social Policies Compared

Paperback Published: 14th May 2007
ISBN: 9780521597708
Number Of Pages: 400

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This is a comparative study of the origin of the welfare state in England and Germany, the leading industrialised countries in Europe, from 1850 to 1914. It presents original conclusions about the differences between British and German approaches. Peter Hennock analyses policies on social security and the public provision of medical care, dealing with public poor relief, industrial injury, with sickness, invalidity and old age, and with unemployment. In each case policies in Britain and in the German Empire are compared for their actual provisions, their consequences and the politics that produced them. He demonstrates that national insurance has played a larger role in Germany than in Britain from the beginning, as it still does today, and that decisions taken before 1914 are crucial to the long-term differences between the welfare states in the two countries. The book will appeal to students and scholars of British and European political history, social history and social policy.

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List of platesp. ix
List of figuresp. x
List of tablesp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xiv
Note on British currencyp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Public Relief of the Poorp. 15
The national frameworkp. 17
The urban poor lawp. 50
The State and Industrial Injuryp. 71
Factory legislation to 1878p. 73
German accident insurancep. 86
British workmen's compensationp. 101
Factory legislation to 1914p. 120
Sickness, Invalidity and Old Agep. 141
The friendly societies of England and Walesp. 143
From Prussian Hilfskassen to German Krankenkassenp. 151
Cash benefits, contributions and coverage in the friendly society erap. 166
German invalidity and old age insurancep. 182
British old age pensionsp. 212
National health insurance for Britainp. 227
National health insurance: medical aspectsp. 243
Contributions and benefits in the national insurance erap. 268
White-collar insurancep. 278
Unemploymentp. 291
Unemployment policies in Britainp. 293
Unemployment policies in Germanyp. 305
Conclusion and epiloguep. 331
Bibliographyp. 346
Indexp. 368
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ISBN: 9780521597708
ISBN-10: 0521597706
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 14th May 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.53