Classic Welfare State

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1. In what year and in what report did researches assess Blair's welfare state as 'a nanny'state which overtaxed the middle classes and sustained an 'underclass''?

  • 2007 Freud Report
  • 2005 Friend Report
  • 2005 Freud Report
  • 2007 Friend Report
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2. Which of the following is not a theory proposed for how the welfare state developed?

  • Legacy of WW2
  • Power resources model (Korpi - high historic power of the left causes WS to grow)
  • Industrialisation (need for a healthy labour force - Valenski: no political activism in this theory)
  • Path Dependency
  • Suffrage of Working Class citizens

3. Which of the following is not a way in which the state shapes poverty, according to Brady?

  • institutionalises inequality
  • organises the distribution of resources
  • marginalises the low paid
  • manages risk

4. Who argues that the middle classes 'have often been more adept in accessing some public welfare services than the poorest'?

  • Sinfield
  • Mann
  • Pierson
  • Titmuss

5. In what year was the NHS founded?

  • 1952
  • 1948
  • 1945
  • 1946


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