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Men, Women and Care

The Men, Women and Care project is a €1 million European Research Council Starting Grant led by Dr Jessica Meyer of the School of History at the University of Leeds. One of the most significant legacies of the First World War in Europe was the unprecedented number of young men who returned from the war with life-altering disabilities.  In Britain, these men received care from three sources, the State, charities, and their families. Through the creation of a database of 22,852 individual pension files relating to these men held at the National Archives, London, the project explores the relationships between formal and informal institutions of care provision.

 

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