Creating the Welfare State in France, 1880-1940

Creating the Welfare State in France, 1880-1940

by Timothy B. Smith


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The political impulses and rhetoric that lay behind the institution of policy are themes that run through this thoroughly researched account of the development of French national welfare systems, particularly in Lyon and Paris. Smith (history, Queens U., Canada) who wrote his dissertation on Lyon's welfare system, details the local health system for the poor in place in Lyon in the 19th century, the drive for national welfare policies and their impact on local systems, and the particulars of health care and unemployment services in France from WWI to 1940. Distributed in the US by CUP Services. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780773524095
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 02/04/2003
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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