STATE PROVISION FOR SOCIAL NEED
Series Two: The Beveridge Papers from the British Library of Political and Economic Science
Part 1: Early Working Papers on Welfare, Labour and Unemployment Insurance, 1902-1944
Re-examining the Welfare State in detail has become a major preoccupation of modern day governments. Here we provide a comprehensive microfilm edition of all the private papers amassed by Beveridge on this subject between 1902 and 1963.
Above all Beveridge is best remembered for the beginning of the Social Services administration and the Welfare State in Britain, the formation of the National Health Service and the desire to tackle the difficult problems of unemployment.
Part 1 covers a range of papers including:
- Beveridge's work with the London Unemployed Fund in 1904 and 1905.
- his visit to Germany in 1907.
- his study of unemployment as a problem of industry.
- his work on Labour Exchanges and Unemployment Insurance.
- his work on Manpower and Food requirements during the First World War.
- Welfare and Reconstruction in the Inter-War period.