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  • The Foundations of the Welfare Stateby Pat Thane

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 88.95

    A fully revised and rewritten second edition of a book which is now regarded as a classic. Takes full advantage of new research and places strong emphasis on voluntary action and the role of women in the shaping of social policy. It retains the excellent historical perspective that makes it unique among its competitors, comparing recent policy changes... more...

  • Old Age from Antiquity to Post-Modernityby Paul Johnson; Pat Thane

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Based on themes such as status and welfare, Old Age from Antiquity to Post-Modernity examines the role of the elderly in history. This empirical study represents a substantial contribution to both the historical understanding of old age in past societies as well as the discussion of the contribution of post-modernism to historical scholarship. more...

  • Women and Ageing in British Society since 1500by Lynn Botelho; Pat Thane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Women have always made up the majority of older people: this examination of the lives of elderly women in Britain in the period 1500 to the present reveals attitudes towards the ageing process. It sheds light on household structures as well as wider issues - including the history of the family, the process of industrialisation, the poor law, and welfare... more...

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