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Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy

Pete Alcock, Howard Glennerster, and Ann Oakley


Richard Titmuss was Professor of Social Administration at the London School of Economics (LSE) from 1950 until his death in 1973. His publications on welfare and social policy were radical and wide-ranging, spanning fields such as demography, class inequalities in health, social work, and altruism. Titmuss's work played a critical role in establishing the study of social policy as a scientific discipline; it helped to shape the development of the British Welfare State and influenced thinking about social policy worldwide. Despite its continuing relevance to current social policy issues both in ... More

Keywords: Richard Titmuss, British Welfare State, London School of Economics, welfare, social policy, demography, class inequalities, health, social work, altruism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9781861342997
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pete Alcock, editor

Howard Glennerster, editor

Ann Oakley, editor

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