Welfare and Old Age in Europe and North America

Welfare and Old Age in Europe and North America : The Development of Social Insurance

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Over the last twenty years, historians have become increasingly interested in the role of non-state organizations in the development of welfare services. This study is particularly focused on the role of friendly societies and other insurance bodies in the provision of aid for the elderly and the sick.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 17.53mm | 522g
  • Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848931891
  • 9781848931893
  • 1,796,613

Table of contents

Introduction - Bernard Harris 1 Coalminers, Accidents and Insurance in Late Nineteenth-Century England - John Benson 2 The Costs and Benefits of Size in a Manual Insurance System: The German Miners' - Knappschaften, 1854-1923: - Timothy W Guinnane, Tobias A Jopp and Jochen Streb 3 A New Welfare System: Friendly Societies in the Eastern Lombardy from 1860 to 1914 - Paolo Tedeschi 4 Economic Growth and Demand for Health Coverage in Spain: The Role of Friendly Societies (1870-1942) - Margarita Vilar Rodriguez and Jeronia Pons Pons 5 Sickness Insurance and Welfare Reform in England and Wales, 1870-1914 - Bernard Harris, Martin Gorsky, Aravinda Guntupalli and Andrew Hinde 6 From Sickness to Death: Revisiting the Financial Viability of the English Friendly Societies, 1875-1908 - Nicholas Broten 7 America's Rejection of Government Health Insurance in the Progressive Era: Implications for Understanding the Determinants and Achievements of Public Insurance of Health Risks - J C Herbert Emery 8 Medical Assistance Provided by La Conciliacion, a Pamplona Mutual Assistance Association (1902-84) - Pilar Leon-Sanz 9 In it for the Money? Insurers, Sickness Funds and the Dominance of Not-for-Profit Health Insurance in the Netherlands - R A A Vonk 10 Belgian Mutual Health Insurance and the Nation State - Daniele Rigter
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'a very useful collection of well-researched essays on a topic that has recently assumed growing importance' Social Policy & Administration 'This excellent collection shows how workers of all skill levels across Europe and North America formed sophisticated insurance operations that influence the way we insure against these same risks today. The authors provide insightful analyses from a variety of cultures. To see the impressive variety of mutual arrangements, clearly presented and carefully analyzed, there is no better place to start than this important book.' John E Murray, Rhodes College 'insightful' EH.net
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