Inside the Welfare State: Foundations of Policy and Practice by Virginia Noble

By Virginia Noble

By relocating past attention of the welfare laws enacted within the Forties, this e-book explains how govt reduction used to be really supplied within the new British welfare nation created simply after international conflict II. Revealing dimensions of social coverage which were overlooked by way of students, this examine uncovers the practices of the officers who determined how welfare will be allotted. among 1945 and 1965, social coverage used to be in a country of flux, as officers sought to reconcile the recent welfare state’s message of unqualified inclusion with deeply ingrained norms that militated opposed to delivering kingdom relief to working-age males, to girls who had even a tenuous connection to a male wage-earner, or to black and Asian immigrants who lacked an actual "British" id. Fusing the rationales of the negative legislations and the applied sciences of the fashionable bureaucratic kingdom, a variety of govt branches attempted to form the habit and attitudes of these looking advantages. those mechanisms of welfare distribution created a bureaucratic language and common sense that foreshadowed the extra publicized, politicized anxieties that will floor because the welfare nation itself got here less than assault later within the twentieth century.

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A welfare state that, in theory, universally rewarded employment with national insurance, was, in practice, a much more complicated and stratified system based on the mandatory inclusion of some workers and the marginalization of others. 32 Ironically, as the post-war welfare state was taking shape, women were becoming more numerous and visible in the labor market. Contrary to Beveridge’s expectations, married women’s employment expanded dramatically and continuously throughout the 1950s. Whereas only one in eight married women had worked in 1931, by 1951 one in four (a total of three million) did.

Deputy commissioners who heard these claims frequently pointed out that such arguments ignored the work histories of women who, only weeks earlier, had held part-time jobs. Lily Jebinsky, for example, cared for her diabetic mother and invalid brother in a small East End flat and had worked part-time for years. When she lost her job as a tea packer in November 1950, she fi led for unemployment benefit, but the insurance officer and local tribunal found that her limited availability made her unemployable.

The conditions attached to unemployment benefit could be used to push women into unskilled, low-wage work, thus reinforcing the gender-based stratification of the labor market. Still, as evidenced in most of their decisions, the deputy commissioners took a more liberal view of the boundaries of the welfare state than the insurance officers and local tribunals, revising the defi nition of “worker” to allow more opportunities for women to benefit from social policy. While the deputy commissioners agreed that women’s domestic responsibilities sometimes limited their work opportunities, they saw the post-war labor market as a fluid entity that, out of necessity, would accommodate women’s domestic schedules.

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