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The Old Poor Law and the Economic Rise of England


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Researchers in the field of social protection are often confronted with the argument that social protection is a luxury that only rich nations can afford. But according to Simon Szreter, professor of history and public policy at the University of Cambridge, social security played a social security played a key role in driving the world's first case of economic development - the economic rise of England from 1600-1800.

Simon's arguments are presented in this cartoon, which was produced by Optix for Ekphrasis

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