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Assignment Questions

Causes of Poverty

POVERTY TO SOCIAL EXCLUSION: AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL POLICY: REFERRED/DEFERRED COURSEWORK QUESTIONS 2009
COURSEWORK ONE:-SECTION A

You will be expected to write about 500 words maximum for your answer. Any answer going over this limit may lose marks as a result.

For each answer please supply references for your information and provide a brief bibliography at the end of the assignment correctly set out covering all references used.

Please follow the guidelines on format and presentation for coursework set out in your Unit Guide

Deadline: 17 August 2009
Answer ONE of the following questions:
1.
Outline and comment on the major features of ONE of the following Liberal welfare reforms:
(i)
Old Age Pensions
(ii)
The 1906 and 1907 Education Acts
(iii)
The Unemployment Provisions of the 1911 National Insurance Act
2.
Which Liberal Welfare reform do you consider most significant? Give brief reasons for your choice.
3.
Outline and comment on EITHER (a) the major strengths OR (b) the major limitations of the Liberal government’s welfare reforms 1906-1907
4.
Review three key factors which might account for the Liberal government’s concern for social reform when it took office in 1906
5.
What were the main causes of poverty in Britain in the period c. 1890-1914?
6.
Outline THREE factors that shaped the response of interwar governments to the problem of mass unemployment
7.
Identify and comment on the way in which poverty and unemployment impacted on working class family life during the 1930s.
8.
Identify the different ways in which unemployment and poverty affected the lives of men and women during the interwar period.

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