• The Welfare State
    HISTORY OF THE WELFARE STATE: The role and significance of the Beveridge Report in establishing the Welfare State in Britain. The purpose of this essay is to look at the long history of the Welfare State in Britain and the evolving social, economic and political changes in society today, as well as...
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  • Social Policy
    There appear to be a general consensus that a welfare state is one in which the government intervenes in the workings of the economy to ensure a minimum income for all, and commits itself to proving essential services such as health care according to needs, there by trying to bring in quality. (Kane...
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  • Did Anyone Listen to What Mr Beveridge Say About Britain?
    WHAT MR BEVERIDGE HAD TO SAY ABOUT BRITAIN’S FIVE GIANT EVILS? WHAT IMPACT WERE HIS RECOMMENDATIONS TO HAVE ON POST WORLD WAR II WELFARE DEVELOPMENTS IN BRITAIN? INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL POLICY: THE MODERN ERA Submitted by candidate no. May 13th 2008 DID ANYONE LISTEN TO WHAT MR BEVERIDGE HAD TO...
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  • Freedoms Under the Law
    constitution protects the freedom of UK citizens. A constitution is a set of laws and fundamental principles or customary precedents on how a country, state or other organisations are governed. The British Constitution is unwritten so is therefore not found in one single document, whereas the American Constitution...
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  • Beveridge Report
    What were Beveridges 5 Giants? How did they relate to the 1930’s and how far did his 1942 report go towards defeating them? This essay will attempt to explain and asses what Bevereidges five giants were and how they related to the 1930s and how far his 1942 report went towards defeating them. Looking...
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  • Govenment
    an approach to the analysis of political power in terms of problematics of government. It argues against an overvaluation of the ‘problem of the State’ in political debate and social theory.A number of conceptual tools are suggested for the analysis of the many and varied alliances between political...
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  • Social Policy
    is defined as a delibrate intervention by the state to redistribute resources among its citizens so as two achieve a welfare object” (Baldock et, al.,1999:21). A welfare system is defined as the range of institutions that together determine the welfare of the citizen. Amongst these are families and...
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  • Analyse the Impact of a Range of Current Policies on Young Children and Their Families
    essay the topic of social policy will be discussed. The essay will give a clear definition of the term social policy and will then go on to briefly explain what a ‘social problem’ is, giving a few examples of those affecting Britain’s society. Although there are many forms of social policies focusing on...
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  • The Students Companion 105-114
    an understanding of welfare in times past is important in providing an awareness of changes and continuities in relation to risk, resources, and responsibility.  New environmental hazards, demographic patterns, and working practices may suggest new threats to welfare. But a view over...
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  • Health and Social Policy
      INTRODUCTION Is social policy an effective category? Or is it unnecessary in a world of collective welfare and mixed economy? Yes. It is useful and can mean something more than its parts: • Social policy seems to include consideration of organizations involved, the people concerned and the...
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  • Welfare Repot
    The origins of welfare provision in Britain can be traced back to the Elizabethan Poor Laws.  The notion around these laws was to provide for the ‘deserving poor’, people who could not work through illness or circumstances beyond their control.  The ‘undeserving poor’ were seen as able bodied individuals...
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  • Local State and Poverty
    This assignment will try to look at the Local State and the role it has played in poverty during the period of 1945 to 1980. There are many definitions of poverty written about by social scientists depending on statistics relating to world poverty or the number of children living in deprived countries...
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  • 5 Developments in Wefare State
    THE POOR LAW In 1833 the Prime Minister, Earl Grey, set up a Poor Law Commission to examine the working of the poor Law system in Britain till now. The Poor Law Act 1601, formalised earlier practices of poor relief. It created a national system, paid for by levying property taxes. It made provision: ...
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  • History of Social Work
    S.Rengasamy Madurai Institute of Social Sciences Compiled by S.Rengasamy-History of Social Welfare / Social Work Contents History of Social Welfare/ Social Work ..........................................................................................................................3 The...
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  • health and social
    The Beveridge Report, 1942 The Background to the Report (a) The Wartime Coalition under Churchill gave considerable thought to post-war reconstruction. This had been badly handled after 1918 and there was a general determination not to allow it to happen a second time. As early as 1941...
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  • Higher history useful historiography
    Democracy A Definition “True democracy is government ‘for’, as well as ‘of’ and ‘by’ the people.” R. Pearce The Significance of the 1832 Reform Act. “The Reform Act placed the feet of the nation firmly in the direction of democracy.” J. R. M. Butler. (1914) Or ...
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  • Describe the Influence of the Feminist Movement on the Status of Women in Society from 18th Century to Post-War Britain.
    Movement on the Status of Women in Society From 18th Century to Post-War Britain. Feminist social movements demanded radical change and an end to the oppression of women in society. From the 18th century through to post-war period the role of women in society has changed in the public and private sphere...
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  • How Far Did the Post 1945 Welfare State Eliminate Beveridge’s ‘Five Giants’?
    How far did the post 1945 welfare state eliminate Beveridge’s ‘five giants?’ From 1937-40, Britain was governed by a Conservative government led by Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940). However, Chamberlain was forced to resign due to a public and parliamentary lack of confidence in May 1940. Winston Churchill...
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  • The British Economic Miracle
    The British Economic Miracle: New Labour and the economy Andrew Gamble Abstract For much of the last forty years Britain was perceived to be in decline and the UK model of capitalism to be failing. The unsuccessful modernisation programmes in the 1960s and 1970s led to a different turn...
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  • Britain
    1) Beveridge report a) Influential document in founding the social welfare system of Great Britain, 1942, Chaired by William Bevridge 2) Backbenchers a) Do not have any real policy making power, but provide services to the constituents and allow for a link between parliament and the citizenry 3)...
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