Titel: Paying for the Old: Old Age and Social ...
Verlag: Thoemmes Press, Bristol, 2000.
Einband: Soft cover
Hardback,reprint. Set ISBN: 1855066254. Single volume only. 'Most historians, economists, political scientists, and gerontologists do not have readily available the classic texts that students of the development of retirement use to craft their interpretations. Now, thanks to John Macnicol's diligent editing, scholars have a rich sample of the key works in this field.' - W. Andrew Achenbaum Dramatic changes in the demographic structure of advanced countries has made providing for the old an economic and social issue of the first importance. As this set makes clear, many of the debates surrounding care for the elderly have been developing for a long time. Drawing together diverse and previously uncollected materials, the set traces the development of the debate on financial provision for the elderly population of Britain between the 1870s and the 1940s. By the late nineteenth century it was becoming clear that some form of provision for old age was necessary and the set begins with early discussions on the need to establish pensions. Next the set traces the pension debate to the turn of the century and then considers the crucial contribution of the labour movement to the introduction of old age pensions. The emphasis in the final volumes is on the changes in the regulatory environment, the emergence of non-contributory pensions schemes, and the development of the debate through the crucial period between the 1920s and the Beveridge Report. Paving the way for the central role of provision for the elderly given to the welfare state, the collection ends by raising significant economic questions concerning the costs of retirement that remain relevant today. The documents have been selected by John Macnicol, a leading expert on thehistory of retirement and state pensions. His substantial new introduction guides the reader through the central debates and issues. The collection will be an important and invaluable resource for students and researchers in this area of social and economic history. --key historical documents on old age, retirement and social welfare in Britain between the 1870s and the 1940s --a large cross-section of material, including parliamentary debates, pamphlets, journal articles and books --retirement and state pensions together form the most important reason for the establishment of modern welfare states Complete in itself but part of a larger set. New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A49535
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