An autodidacthe worked for a large insurance company as an actuary for 16 years whilst simultaneously pursuing an interest in social topics through reading, debating and writing.
He married Kathleen "Kay" Miller, a social worker. In he published Poverty and Population, which focused on the regional differences between the North and South.
He was also an influential teacher and adviser to the British Labour party and many governments abroad. He, by contrast argued in favour of trying to make inadequate institutions work better for the benefit of the poor even if his involvement with them had the potential to sully the purity of his reputation.
Inhe was recruited to write a volume in the civil series of the official war historyProblems of Social Policy, a work which established his reputation as well as securing him the new chair at the London School of Economics. Inhe published Our Food Problem. Consequently there remains some confusion in secondary literature on his precise perspective on key issues, either of sociology or public policy.
His publications span diverse subjects including social class inequalities in health and disease; demography; income distribution and social change; the cost of the National Health Service; and the economic and moral aspects of blood donation. Many of the writings for which he is known were actually delivered as lectures at the LSE or when he was a much sought-after public speaker.
Titmuss, Richard, The Gift Relationship: Titmuss, Problems of Social Policy, R. However, his emphasis on the potential for the private or quasi markets within the NHS differs markedly from that of Titmuss who strongly believed in the state and universal services that were allocated exclusively on the basis of needs instead of income or prestige.
He also contributed to a number of government committees on the health service and social policy. Biography[ edit ] Titmuss was born inthe second child of a farmer; he was brought up in the countryside and left school at 14 with no formal qualifications.
He played an important role in establishing social policy and administration as scientific disciplines both in this country and internationally: Like Titmuss, its current holder, Professor Julian Le Grand has been a government adviser on health policy.
Richard and Kay Titmuss: Influence[ edit ] Some of his works are still read and some have been re-printed in newly edited forms exploring their contemporary relevance. At the LSE, where he was the first professor of Social Administration, he transformed the teaching of social work and social workers and established Social Policy as an academic discipline.
The book stands the test of time as representative of his thinking, and as an inspiration to those who wrestle with the complex issues of our welfare state.
It covers subjects ranging from the position of women in society, changes in family life, and the social effects of industrialisation, to the problems of an ageing population, pensions, social security and taxation policy, and the development of the national health service.
Around this time, Titmuss was also active in the British Eugenics Society. Their only daughter, Ann Oakleyhas edited some of his works for recent re-publication, and has written a biography of her parents, Man and Wife: The book was influential and resulted in a study of the blood bank systems, specifically with regard to regulation on the private blood market exchange.
Titmuss, Essays on the Welfare State, R. Related Titles We are a leading social science publisher committed to making a difference. Author Richard Titmuss was a pioneer in the field of social administration now social policy and this reissued classic contains a selection of his most famous writing on social issues.Six of these ten lectures have already been printed, the first inthe last in At intervals during these years I was reminded by some of my friends responsible for the teaching of social administration that students of the subject had difficulty in obtaining the relevant journals and reports.
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