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Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britain

1st Edition

By Helen Jones


214 pages

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Few things tell us more of a nation's general well-being than the development of the life-expectancy of its citizens; the rising standards of health that they come to demand; and how evenly that improvement is shared throughout society. Helen Jones examines the record of twentieth-century Britain in these respects. She has much heartening progress to record - yet stark inequalities remain. Her book is thus both a review of, and contribution to, the current debates over gender, class and ethnic inequalities in standards of health in Britain today.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: a Picture of health

2. The Race for health: Edwardian Britain

3. Fighting fit? 1914-1918

4. Poverty and the public health: the inter-war years

5. The people's health: 1939-45

6. Hidden from view: 1945-68

7. Open sores: the late 1960s to early 1990s

8. Inequalities in heath experience: the debate

Bibliographical note



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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain