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The Resource Mutual insurance 1550-2015 : from guild welfare and friendly societies to contemporary micro-insurers, Marco H.D. van Leeuwen, (electronic book)

Mutual insurance 1550-2015 : from guild welfare and friendly societies to contemporary micro-insurers, Marco H.D. van Leeuwen, (electronic book)

Label
Mutual insurance 1550-2015 : from guild welfare and friendly societies to contemporary micro-insurers
Title
Mutual insurance 1550-2015
Title remainder
from guild welfare and friendly societies to contemporary micro-insurers
Statement of responsibility
Marco H.D. van Leeuwen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the modern Western world, we tend to be insured by the state or for-profit insurers. We have privileged this system over mutual or micro-insurance, whose long and rich history we tend to forget. Yet, mutual and micro-insurance is becoming increasingly important, both in the Western and in the non-Western world and bears re-examination. This book traces the track record of mutual insurance from 1550 to the present, examining provisions for burial, sickness, unemployment, old age, and widowhood. The author seeks to address such topics as the type of risks micro-insurance covered between 1550 and 2015; how it was organized throughout its history; who provided the coverage; and how contributions, benefit levels, and conditions have changed. Importantly, the author explores why this system has worked through, and endured, the test of time. Mutual insurance can, for instance, overcome classic insurance problems such as adverse selection and moral hazards. The author demonstrates that the study of the position micro-insurance historically assumed in mixed economies of welfare presents interesting lessons for today’s insurance market, as well as for today’s mutualism
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Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Leeuwen, Marco H. D. van
Dewey number
332.09
Index
index present
LC call number
HG171
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in the history of finance
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Insurance
  • Finance
  • Social history
  • Welfare economics
  • Social structure
  • Equality
  • Finance
  • Financial History
  • Insurance
  • Personal Finance/Wealth Management/Pension Planning
  • Social History
  • Social Choice/Welfare Economics/Public Choice
  • Social Structure, Social Inequality
Label
Mutual insurance 1550-2015 : from guild welfare and friendly societies to contemporary micro-insurers, Marco H.D. van Leeuwen, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-303) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1) Mutual Insurance -- Chapter 2) The Era of the Guilds: Mutual Insurance 1550-1800 -- Chapter 3) The Age of the Friendly Societies:Mutual Insurance in the Nineteenth Century -- Chapter 4) The Rise and Decline of Modern Trade Union Insurance, 1900-65 -- Chapter 5) New Initiatives, 1965-2015 -- Chapter 6) Principles and Practices of Mutual Insurance, 1550-2015
Control code
SPR957738191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137531100
Lccn
2016948419
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-53110-0
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Mutual insurance 1550-2015 : from guild welfare and friendly societies to contemporary micro-insurers, Marco H.D. van Leeuwen, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-303) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1) Mutual Insurance -- Chapter 2) The Era of the Guilds: Mutual Insurance 1550-1800 -- Chapter 3) The Age of the Friendly Societies:Mutual Insurance in the Nineteenth Century -- Chapter 4) The Rise and Decline of Modern Trade Union Insurance, 1900-65 -- Chapter 5) New Initiatives, 1965-2015 -- Chapter 6) Principles and Practices of Mutual Insurance, 1550-2015
Control code
SPR957738191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137531100
Lccn
2016948419
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-53110-0
Specific material designation
remote

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