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New Zealand historians - many of whom have served as policy-makers and workers in social services, and most of whom are children of the welfare state they investigate - discuss such aspects of social policy as welfare, the voluntary sector, and the government, the administration of old-age pensions to 1938, and government reporting on Maori aspirations and treaty meanings.
Author description
Bronwyn Dalley is Chief Historian at the History Group, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. She is the author of Family Matters: Child Welfare in Twentieth-Century New Zealand. Margaret Tennant is Professor of History at Massey University. She is the author of Paupers and Providers: Charitable Aid in New Zealand.
Table of contents
1 History and Social Policy 2 Needs and the State 3 Mixed Economy or Moving Frontier? 4 Religious contributions to social policy 5 Out of the shadows: some historical underpinnings of mental health policy 6 Maori and health research 7 Plunket's 'secret army': the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society and the state 8 Administration of Old-Age Pensions 9 Needs, Rights and Social Security, 1935-2000 10 Families and the Welfare State11 Deep and Dark Secrets: government responses to child abuse 12 Maori and 'the Maori Affairs' 13 Government reporting on Maori aspirations and Treaty meanings 14 A Practitioner's Perspective on Change. Contributors Bibliography Index
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