The Resource A world without welfare : New Zealand's colonial experiment, David Thomson

A world without welfare : New Zealand's colonial experiment, David Thomson

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A world without welfare : New Zealand's colonial experiment
Title
A world without welfare
Title remainder
New Zealand's colonial experiment
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David Thomson
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Language
eng
Summary
"New Zealand is famous for the welfare state, developed in the late nineteenth century -- and being dismantled a century later. But the welfare state was not in fact New Zealand's first "welfare experiment". Arriving in the early nineteenth century, European settlers shrugged off Old World values to demand that the elderly and the poor should take care of themselves. English law and practice had for several centuries given the needy legal right to compulsory assistance from their tax paying neighbours: it was this history that New Zealand colonists reversed in New Zealand's first welfare experiment, a "world without welfare" ... Settlers, building a new society afresh, felt free to follow their dream of a land without poverty, dependence, or the "undeserving". They demanded active government support of the "deserving" -- cheap land and loans for settlers, public works to create jobs, state savings banks. They passed laws placing all welfare duties upon families, then enforced them vigorously. They kept handouts to the destitute miserly, demeaning and short term. They tightened their wallets as they years went by. And they relented only slowly, as welfare needs expanded rapidly at the century's end, so that the new welfare state -- in many respects a return to earlier ways -- was long marked by the anti-welfare beliefs of the colonial era." -- Back cover
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NZNB
Dewey number
361.61099309034
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
A world without welfare : New Zealand's colonial experiment, David Thomson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [166]-175) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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5089060
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23 cm.
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x, 180 pages
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9781869401993
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  • (Sirsi) RO647539
  • (nzNZBN)10910078
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  • (OCoLC)40890710
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