Welfare and Old Age in Europe and North America
The Development of Social Insurance
Over the last twenty years, historians have become increasingly interested in the role of non-state organizations in the development of welfare services. This study is particularly focused on the role of friendly societies and other insurance bodies in the provision of aid for the elderly and the sick.
Table of Contents
List of Figures, List of Tables, Notes on Contributors, Introduction, 1 Coalminers, Accidents and Insurance in Late Nineteenth-Century England, 2 Th e Costs and Benefits of Size in a Mutual Insurance System: The German Miners’ – Knappschaften, 1854–1923, 3 A New Welfare System: Friendly Societies in the Eastern Lombardy from 1860 to 1914, 4 Economic Growth and Demand for Health Coverage in Spain: Th e Role of Friendly Societies (1870–1942), 5 Sickness Insurance and Welfare Reform in England and Wales, 1870–1914 , 6 From Sickness to Death: Revisiting the Financial Viability of the English Friendly Societies, 1875–1908 , 7 America’s Rejection of Government Health Insurance in the Progressive Era: Implications for Understanding the Determinants and Achievements of Public Insurance of Health Risks, 8 Medical Assistance Provided by La Conciliación, a Pamplona Mutual Assistance Association (1902–84). 9 In it for the Money? Insurers, Sickness Funds and the Dominance of Not-for-Profit Health Insurance in the Netherlands. 10 Belgian Mutual Health Insurance and the Nation State. Notes, Index