The State of Social Welfare: The Twentieth Century in Cross-National Review


Following two world wars and the Great Depression of the 1930s, many of the world's nations acknowledged the need for some type of state welfare system to provide a safety net for their citizens. This collection of documents analyzes the global rise and fall of the welfare state in the 20th century. It concentrates on Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zimbabwe.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Michael Jones
  • Sônia Miriam Draibe
  • John R. Graham
  • Paul Spicker
  • Sven E. Olsson Hort
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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