TITLE

Is It "An American Beveridge Plan "?

PUB. DATE
April 1943
SOURCE
New Republic;4/19/43, Vol. 108 Issue 16, Special Section p527
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Compares the proposals of the National Resources Planning Board (NRPB) on the subject of social security in the United States to that of the Beveridge plan of Great Britain. View that the Beveridge plan is a definite proposal for insurance, on an actuarial basis, while the American schemes for social security and for demolization of the war economy contain almost no figures at all; Comparison of both plans on social insurance; The Beveridge plan gives cover for women as housewives and is not confined, as is the American plan, to those working for money; Report that economist Sir William Beveridge has given an exceedingly definite commission to draw up a social-insurance plan, whereas the NRPB has had only vague and general sailing orders to examine and chart the national economy and suggest improvements in it; View that the American plan pays a good deal of attention to the size of the national income, and to the desirability of keeping it so large that both social security and public assistance are of minimum importance.
ACCESSION #
14681740

 

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