The old poor law and the economic rise of England
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 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 (www.optix.ae), an international full-service creative agency, and written and directed by Simon's former student and teaching assistant, Benjamin Choo.
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Choo, B. (Producer). (2016). The old poor law and the economic rise of England [Youtube]. Available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2govtUmuTSk