Women and Money

This is all about women's historic relationship with money. That thought didn't occur to me until quite late in the day. But in many respects that's what my latest academic journal article is all about. In itself, it's further discussion of the means-tested pre-NHS hospital patient payment schemes and the social workers who administered them. …

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Reading Around: Women’s Professions

What readings would you recommend on the history of women's work, especially those rare relatively high-status occupations and professions typically seen as female ones? In my research on paying the hospital before the NHS and the meaning of a 'free' health service in Britain since the 1940s, one figure keeps attracting my attention. The Lady Almoner was the name …