Peter Kaim-Caudle (1916 in Breslau – 18 May 2010 in Paris) was Professor of Social Policy at Durham University and a recognised expert on the provision of social services.
Life and career
Peter Robert Kaim was born in Breslau to a middle-class German Jewish family on 14 December 1916. In 1933 he relocated to England and went on study economics at LSE. In 1939 he graduated and went to work in business.
During the war he was interned for fifteen months as an "enemy alien", first in the Isle of Man and later in Canada. His career in education began with informal classes for internees. After the war he returned to Britain and there met and married Patricia Caudle. The couple took the new surname Kaim-Caudle. In due course they had four children.
He began his post-war career as a lecturer at the University of Dundee but in 1950 moved to the University of Durham where he spent the rest of his working life. There he became the University's first Professor of Social Administration. He authored many papers in British and overseas journals on social service provision, particularly pensions and subsidised health care. From 1963 onwards he collaborated with and made frequent visits to the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. His contributions to Irish social policy research were recognised by the award in 2002 of the honorary degree of D.Litt. from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
He died at his daughter's home in Paris on 18 May 2010.
- Kaim-Caudle, Peter (1967). Social Policy in the Irish Republic. Routledge & Kegan Paul.
- Kaim-Caudle, Peter (1970). Ophthalmic Services in Ireland. The Economic and Social Research Institute.
- Kaim-Caudle, Peter (1973). Comparative social policy and social security;: A ten-country study. Dunellen.
- Kaim-Caudle, Peter; Marsh, Geoffrey (1976). Team Care in General Practice. Croom Helm.
- Kaim-Caudle, Peter; Keithley, Jane; Mullender, Audrey (1993). Aspects of Ageing: A Celebration of the European Year of Older People and Solidarity Between Generations, 1993. Whiting & Birch.