1st Edition

Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britain

By Helen Jones Copyright 1994
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Helen Jones