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Evaluate the development of social policy in the area of Housing

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  • Essay length: 6075 words
  • Submitted: 19/06/2006
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University Degree UK Government & Parliamentary Studies

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SOCIAL POLICY

Tutor: PAUL TRIPPIER

Student: KATE HEWITT

Evaluate the development of social

policy in the area of Housing

Date Set: 12 May 1998

Date Due: 2 June 1998

Evaluate the development of social policy in the area of Housing

Housing is the crucial issue, as it directly affects us all in one way or another. Housing is a key component to the quality of life. Because of the importance of housing in everyday life, it is permanent source of social and political concern.

This essay will attempt to evaluate the development of social policy in the area of housing. The source will be the impact of the industrial revolution, where squalor, overcrowding, inadequate housing and town planning had catastrophic affects on health and social problems during that period.

The Liberal reforms at the turn of the century will then be examined, assessing the impact that the change in attitudes towards state intervention and the reasons behind it had on housing policy.

housing was one of the central elements in the welfare state that Sir William Beveridge had envisaged. The effect of the subsequent

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