Over the last twenty years, historians have become increasingly interested in the role of non-state organizations in the development of welfare services. This study is particularly focused on the role of friendly societies and other insurance bodies in the provision of aid for the elderly and the sick.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction – Bernard Harris

chapter 5|18 pages

–1914 – Bernard Harris, Martin Gorsky, Aravinda Guntupalli

ByAndrew Hinde