Colonialism and Welfare

Colonialism and Welfare

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The British Empire is part covered three centuries, five continents and onequarter of the world's population. Its legacy continues, shaping the societies and welfare policies of much of the modern world. In this book, for the first time, this legacy is explored and analysed. Colonialism and Welfare reveals that social welfare policies, often discriminatory, and challenging to those colonised were introduced and imposed by the ?mother country.' It highlights that there was great diversity in rationales and impacts across the empire, but past developments had a major impact on the development of much of the world's population. Contributions from every continent explore both the diversity and the common themes in the imperial experience. They examine the legacy of colonial welfare - a subject largely neglected by both historians of empire and social policy analysts. This original book shows that social welfare today cannot be understood without understanding the legacy of the British Empire. Academics, specialised students with an interest in comparative social policy, history of social policy, imperial history, colonialism, and contemporary third world social policy will find this book invaluable to their studies.Since then the School of Medical Sciences has made incalculable contributions to standards of public health, medical education and disease control. ... mortality ( though varying from country to country) and the control of endemic diseases such as malaria (except for Belize and Guyana), yaws, ... Since the 1990s, there has been a trend towards national health insurance schemes, but with mixed results.

Title:Colonialism and Welfare
Author:James Midgley, David Piachaud
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2011-01-01


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