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Were expectations of the Welfare State unrealistic?

Edit statement. Refine the following statement to fit with your arguments. In the post-war years both Labour and Conservative governments found it impossible to meet popular expectations of the Welfare State.
Answer the statement using sources selected for this topic.

Open research project

You have studied the cabinet papers and other sources relating to the Welfare State. Your task now is to examine whether expectations of the Welfare State were excessive.

Using the information you have learned in this section, structure an essay with an interactive tool.

Cabinet documents and other sources are included in this research project. You can add sources from other authors to expand viewpoints; suggested sites are listed under External links.

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