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Social Progress in Britain

Anthony F. Heath


Social Progress in Britain examines how much progress has made in the years since Sir William Beveridge described the ‘five giants on the road to reconstruction’—the giants of Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness. The book has chapters examining the progress which Britain has made in improving material prosperity and tackling poverty; in extending length of life and tackling disease; in raising participation in education and improving educational standards; in tackling the scourge of unemployment, especially youth unemployment; and in providing better-quality housing and tackling ov ... More

Keywords: social progress, social cohesion, inequality of opportunity, material prosperity, poverty, life expectancy, education, housing, unemployment, free market reforms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805489
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony F. Heath, author
Director, Centre for Social Investigation, Nuffield College, Univeristy of Oxford