Welfare and wellbeing

Richard Titmuss’s contribution to social policy

Edited by Pete Alcock, Howard Glennerster, Ann Oakley, and Adrian Sinfield

Welfare and wellbeing

Edited by Pete Alcock, Howard Glennerster, Ann Oakley, and Adrian Sinfield

Distributed for Bristol University Press

256 pages | © 2001
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781861342997 Published October 2001 For sale in North and South America only
Richard Titmuss was Professor of Social Administration at the London School of Economics from 1950 until his death in 1973. His publications on welfare and social policy were radical and wide-ranging, spanning fields such as demography, class inequalities in health, social work, and altruism. Titmuss’s work played a critical role in establishing the study of social policy as a scientific discipline; it helped to shape the development of the British Welfare State and influenced thinking about social policy worldwide.Despite its continuing relevance to current social policy issues both in the UK and internationally, much of Titmuss’s work is now out of print. This new book brings together a selection of his most important writings on a range of key social policy issues, together with commentary on these from contemporary experts in the field. The book should be read by undergraduate and postgraduate students in social policy and sociology, for many of whom Titmuss remains compulsory reading. It will be of interest to academics and other policy analysts as well as students and academics in political science and social work.


   ~ Pete Alcock and Ann Oakley
Part One: The family, poverty and population: Commentary by Ann Oakley
The nation’s wealth
The summation of poverty
A measurement of human progress
The position of women

Part Two: The ’welfare state’: Commentary by Tania Burchardt
The welfare state: images and realities
The social division of welfare: some reflections on the search for equity
War and social policy
Unfinished business

Part Three: Redistribution, universality and inequality: Commentary by John Hills
The role of redistribution in social policy
Welfare state and welfare society
Social welfare and the art of giving

Part Four: Power, policy and privilege: Commentary by Adrian Sinfield
The irresponsible society
The need for a new approach

Part Five: International and comparative dimensions: Commentary by Howard Glennerster
The international perspective
Developing social policy in conditions of rapid change: the role of social welfare

Part Six: The subject of social policy: Commentary by Pete Alcock
The subject of social administration
What is social policy?
Values and choices

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