chapter  4
Welfare States and the Wave of Post-war Emancipation
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Thus, during the nineteenth century when it was in principle no longer necessary to tie the majority of the labour force to the production of necessities, educational opportunities were rather segregated – and political rights were rather limited. After the liberation of creative potentials it took quite a long time before universal education and the modern polity were established in practice in Britain around the twentieth century (Held, 1996; Stephens, 1998; McCull, 2002).