Includes bibliographical references (p. -236) and index.
Introduction -- The French social service landscape prior to World War I : localism vs. centralization -- The crucible of war -- Building mini-welfare states, 1920-1940 -- The decline of traditional charitable medicine, the emergence of limited national health insurance -- Unemployment policy, 1914-1940 : from the local to the national.
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