Gender, Health and Welfare

Synopsis

Gender, Health and Welfare provides a stimulating introduction to a historical era which saw a huge expansion in welfare services, both state and voluntary, during which women emerged as significant "consumers" and "providers" of various measures. The themes covered in this book include: a critical examination of how welfare policies in both England and Japan crucially affected women's life chances; a study of the relationship between poverty, health and gender from 1870 to the inauguration of the National Health Service; and an examination of the issue of birth control in post-World War One England.