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William Henry BEVERIDGE

William Henry BEVERIDGE, economist. Knighted, 1919; created peer, 1945.

Background

  • BEVERIDGE, William Henry was born in 1879 in Bengal, India.

  • Education

    • During his first year at Balliol College, Oxford, he studied astronomy, but later changed to law and graduated in 1901.

      While a Stowell Civil Law Fellow of University College, Oxford, 1902 to 1909, his interests again changed, and he turned to economics and sociology.

    Career

    • His early economic work on unemployment, his work as a civil servant, his directorship of the London School of Economics (1932-1937), and his scholarly work on the history of wages and prices, are all dwarfed by the wartime investigations on social insurance which resulted in the Beveridge Report of 1942. This document was the blueprint for the Labour government’s social legislation after 1945. Beveridge’s

      work was the culmination of efforts begun by Beatrice Webb, with Beveridge’s assistance, in the Minority Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws of 1909.

      Fellow, University College Oxford, 1902-1909. Civil Servant, 1908-1919. Director, London School of Economies and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, 1919-1937.

      Master, University College Oxford, 1937-1944.

    Major achievements

    • He was knighted in 1919.

      In June 1941, Beveridge was named chairman of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Social Insurance and Allied Services and on December 1, 1942, the committee's report was presented to Parliament. Among many other recommendations, the report advocated a compulsory insurance scheme to be administered by the state that would offer security to all individuals in all eventualities; it also recommended the creation of a Ministry of Social Service, and In 1946 the Labour Party government enacted many of the recommendations into law.

      In October 1944, Beveridge was elected to the House of Commons.

      In 1944 he became one of the vice-presidents of the Liberal Party.

      He was created first Baron Beveridge of Tuggal in 1946.

    Works

    • Unemployment; a Problem of Industry
    • Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos.

    Connections

    • He was married to Jessy Janet Philip
    • Wife: Jessy Janet Philip
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    Born March 5, 1879
    Died March 16, 1963
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1902 - 1909
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      • Knighted, 1919; created peer, 1945.
      • He was knighted in 1919. In June 1941, Beveridge was named chairman of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Social Insurance and Allied Services and on December 1, 1942, the committee's report was presented to Parliament. Among many other recommendations, the report advocated a compulsory insurance scheme to be administered by the state that would offer security to all individuals in all eventualities; it also recommended the creation of a Ministry of Social Service, and In 1946 the Labour Party government enacted many of the recommendations into law. In October 1944, Beveridge was elected to the House of Commons. In 1944 he became one of the vice-presidents of the Liberal Party. He was created first Baron Beveridge of Tuggal in 1946.
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      • book: Unemployment : a problem of industry 1910 [Hardcover]
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      • book: Unemployment; a problem of industry 1909 [Hardcover]
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      • book: Unemployment; a problem of industry 1917 [Hardcover]
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      • book: The problem of seasonal unemployment in the building industry
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      • book: Unemployment : a problem of industry, 1909 and 1930.
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      • book: Unemployment: A problem of industry
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      • book: Prices and wages in England: From the twelfth to the nineteenth century
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      • book: Prices and wages in England from the twelfth to the nineteenth century
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      • book: Prices and Wages in England from the Twelfth to the Nineteenth Century : Vol. 1 Price Tables , Mercantile Era
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      • book: FULL EMPLOYMENT IN A FREE SOCIETY. A Report.
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      • book: Full employment in a free society;: A report
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      • book: Voluntary action;: A report on methods of social advance
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      • book: Voluntary action, a report on methods of social advance
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      • book: Unemployment : a Problem of Industry
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      • book: Unemployment: a problem in industry
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      • book: Unemployment: A Problem of Industry - Primary Source Edition
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      • book: Unemployment; A Problem of Industry
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      • book: Unemployment; a Problem of Industry
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      • book: Unemployment; a Problem of Industry - a Course of Lectures Delivered in Oxford, During Michaelmas Term of the Year Now Ending [1908] for the Delegates of the Common University Fund
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      • book: ***RE-PRINT*** Unemployment : a problem of industry
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      • book: ***RE-PRINT*** Unemployment; a problem of industry
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      • book: **REPRINT** Beveridge, William Henry Beveridge, Baron, 1879-1963. Unemployment; a problem of industry, London, New York etc. Longmans, Green, and co., 1912.**REPRINT**
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      • book: Unemployment; a problem of industry.
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      • book: Unemployment; a problem of industry. by W. H. Beveridge.
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      • book: Prices and Wages in England From the Twelfth to the Nineteenth Century, Vol. I: Price Tables: Mercantile Era
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      • book: Full Employment in a Free Society
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      • book: Full employment in a free society / a report by William H. Beveridge
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      • book: Full Employment in a Free Society / by Sir William H. Beveridge
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      • book: Full Employment in a Free Society,
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      • book: The Works of William H. Beveridge: Full Employment in a Free Society (Works of William H. Beveridge): A Report
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      • book: Britain's Way to Social Security / Full Employment in a Free Society / The Case for Family Allowances (Origins of the Welfare State, Vol. 5)
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      • book: The Works of William H. Beveridge: Voluntary Action (Works of William H. Beveridge): A Report on Methods of Social Advance
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