Les politiques sociales

I - Définitions L'Etat Providence (Welfare State) désigne les différentes fonctions de l'Etat liées à la protection sociale (chômeurs, vieillesse...) et l'action de l'Etat en faveur de la justice sociale et de l'obtention du plein emploi (intervention sociale de l'Etat). La protection sociale consiste à protéger les individus contre certains risques (chômage, maladie, vieillesse, pauvreté). Les prestations sociales sont les différents versements effectués par les organismes de la Sécurité Sociale (assurance maladie, retraites, allocations familiales, indemnités chômage, assurance invalidité, accidents […]

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The Welfare State : an end to poverty and inequality ?

According to Beveridge, two points of view are presented concerning the introduction of the Welfare State. The established view is that it was introduced in a climate of consensus : wartime hardships, the Evacuation, national solidarity and the acceptance of an increased role for the State in central planning led to a bipartisan approach to the need for durable change in social and health policies in Britain, as in other Western countries. More recently, it has been pointed out that […]

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The Beveridge Report : a revolution ?

William Beveridge William Beveridge was born in 1879 and he became a social worker in the East End of London in 1903. Later, he visited Germany to see for himself the system of social insurance introduced by Bismarck. Beveridge became a journalist, writing mainly on social policy. He was noticed by Churchill (still a Liberal at that time) and in 1908, Beveridge became a civil servant at the Board of Trade. Over the next three years, he worked on a […]

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