First Published in 1943, Social Security critically examines the arrangements for providing pensions, insurance benefits, allowances and compensation to the vast mass of wage earners and their dependants. Divided into two parts, it discusses crucial themes like the fundamentals of social security; unemployment and health insurance; pension schemes for widows, orphans, the blind, and the aged; the system of workmen’s compensation; superannuation schemes; pensions for the members of armed forces and civilians suffering war injuries and public assistance and the work of the assistance board. This comprehensive book is a must read for scholars and researchers of political economy, British economy, and labour economics.
Preface by William A. Robson Part I: The Present Introduction: Present Principles William A. Robson 1. Public Assistance Herbert W. Marshall 2. Workmen’s Compensation Rosalind Chambers 3. National Health Insurance Joan Simeon Clarke 4. Unemployment Insurance Clara D. Rackham 5. The Assistance Board Joan Simeon Clarke 6. Widows’, Orphans’, and Old Age Pensions Joan Simeon Clarke 7. Blind Welfare in England and Wales W. McG. Eagar 8. War Pensions Barbara Castle 9. Finance of Social Services Gertrude Williams 10. Superannuation Emmeline W. Cohen 11. Industrial Life Assurance Louis Ginsburg Part II: The Future 12. The Beveridge Report and After R.W. B. Clarke 13. Social Security Housekeeping R.W. B. Clarke 14. The Staff Problem Joan Simeon Clarke Epilogue Lord Beveridge Appendix Select Bibliography Notes on the Authors Index