Welfare, poverty and inequalities

Fink, Janet (2005). Welfare, poverty and inequalities. In: Addison, Paul and Jones, Harriet eds. A Companion to Contemporary Britain: 1939-2000. UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 263–280.

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About the Book: A Companion to Contemporary Britain covers the key themes and debates of twentieth-century history from the outbreak of the Second World War to the end of the century.

A Companion to the history of Britain from the outbreak of the Second World War to the end of the century.
Assesses the impact of the Second World War.
Looks at Britain's role in the wider world, including the legacy of Empire, Britain's 'special relationship' with the United States, and integration with continental Europe.
Explores cultural issues, such as class consciousness, immigration and race relations, changing gender roles, and the impact of the mass media.
Covers domestic politics and the economy.
Introduces the varied perspectives dominating historical writing on this period.
Identifies the key issues which are likely to fuel future debate

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