Social Security : The Story of British Social Progress and the Beveridge Plan
1943 1943 1940s 3 preliminary leaves, 9-62 pages : illustrations, diagrams (7) Marriage Dowry (lump sum) . . . Grants up to £10 for woman wage-earner. (g) Funeral Grant (lump sum) Adult £20 Child under 3 years (With graded sums for children 3 to 20 years) £6 CH...
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London : G.G. Harrap and Co.
3 preliminary leaves, 9-62 pages : illustrations, diagrams
(7) Marriage Dowry (lump sum) . . . Grants up to £10 for woman wage-earner. (g) Funeral Grant (lump sum) Adult £20 Child under 3 years (With graded sums for children 3 to 20 years) £6 CHAPTER IV THE STORY OF ADAM BLACK AND EVE BROWN (IN A.D. 1945—2000) So far our story of social progress has been strictly general and impersonal. What follows in this chapter is individual and personal. It is an attempt to forecast how an ordinary citizen may be expected to fare through life under our British social services a few years hence. The story, in the main, follows the Beveridge Plan so far as cash benefits are concerned, and it is worth noting that the Government's modifications announced by Sir John Anderson would make little difference to the story save at the stage of old age pensions. Imagine, then, the case of Adam Black, a demobilized sailor, who returns to his civil employment at the age of 25 and passes through a fairly normal working life to old-age in the years after the war. Adam is one of those who are able to get back to their old firm ; they give him a rather heavy job as a boilerman in London at a wage of £4 per week. He obtains his employment book from the local Employment Exchange and hands it to his employer, who keeps it as long as Adam is working for him. The employer's duty is to buy stamps of 7.s 6d. in value and stick one on the book every calendar week in which services are rendered. The stamp for one day's 37