The health of a large section of the British population was more adversely affected by the interwar Depression than was acknowledged by official sources.
Particular concern was aroused by the condition of women and children.
Many new charitable bodies were formed in response to this problem, and these included Save the Children Fund.
This paper gives an indication of the scale of the health problem, which was particularly severe in the areas of heavy industry and high unemployment.
It then considers the role of charitable organisations in drawing attention to the severity of deprivation and campaigning for appropriate responses on the part of the government.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Homme, Sinistre, Privation, Malnutrition, Crise économique, Chomage, Urgence, Priorité, Programme sanitaire, Royaume Uni, Europe, 1920-1930, 1930-1940, Siècle 20eme, Famine, Action humanitaire, Aide enfant, Save the Children Fund, ONG
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Human, Disaster, Deprivation, Malnutrition, Economic crisis, Unemployment, Emergency, Priority, Sanitary program, United Kingdom, Europe, 1920-1930, 1930-1940, Century 20th, Famine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0185054
Code Inist : 002A26J06. Création : 09/06/1995.