British Social Welfare Policy
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This paper discusses the British social welfare policy by presenting an articled by Iain Graham that appeared in the "Journal of Allied Health," "Developing Health and Social Care under the Reforms of Tony Blair and Clement Attlee, Prime Ministers of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". The paper explains that the British social welfare policy was heavily dependent on the structure introduced for welfare by Elizabethan Poor Laws in 16th century. This structure continued to influence British social welfare policy until the early 20th century when it was reformed and restructured to meet the increasing population of urban poor after industrialization. As the population migration from rural to urban areas increased in the 16th century, numerous social and policy problems were encountered by British government of the time. This gave rise to the Poor Laws of 1601 that provided a clear definition of 'poor' and explained who was to benefit from welfare.
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