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The Model Family Plan

ID Number: 3743
Maker: Poster-Film Collective; Greater London Arts Association; Flypress and Badger
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: Date Unknown
Place Made: United Kingdom
Measurements: 77 cm x 52 cm; 30 5/16 in x 20 1/2 in
Main Subject: Women
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
The Model Family Plan Beveridge Report 1942 social policy in which regard is had to of married women must be regarded as occupied on work unpaid, without which their husbands could not do their without which the nation could not continue. In accord with for Social Security treats married women as a special insurance of occupied persons and treats man and wife as a team... The allowance part of social security, and a form of expenditure whose advantage will felt by women more than any other class in the community. In the next thirty years housewives as mothers have vital work to do in ensuring the adequate continuance of the British race and of British ideals in the world... there are arguements arising of numbers of population and care of children rate of reproduction, the British race cannot continue; the recent course of the be found. It allowances or incentives provide and do not desire children rear children But can help birth it who to born [text cut off] I believe that in addition to their needs as individuals, our girls should be educated in terms of their main social function which is to make for themselves, their children and their husband, a secure and suitable home and to be a mother. Sir John Newsom, of the Newsom Report on Education. without which their husbands could not do their paid work With its present rate of reproduction, the British race cannot continue; vital though unpaid, The Welfare State has always been closely connected with the development of the family, acting to reinforce and support it in significant ways. In this sense, it is as much a set of ideas as well as services. Welfare provisions help to maintain women's primary role as reproducers of the workforce, despite the fact that women make up a significant percentage of the paid workforce. The development of the Welfare State (shaped by the Beveridge Reportt) was part of the post-war restructuring which was made to ensure high employment and 'social peace'. The public services: schools, hospitals, social security payments, subsidised housing and transport, social assistance etc. were seen to be part of the income of families. Immigration from the colonies was encouraged in order to fill many of the lower piad jobs in the public service sector. Because of thier position in society, black women had to face forms of oppression based on sexual, racial & class discrimmination [sic:discrimination] that post-war capitalism was dependent upon. by Poster-Film Collective with financial assistance from Greater London Arts Association; Printed by Flypress and Badger


Acquisition Number: 1989-016

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