Poverty and poor law reform in Britain: from Chadwick to Booth, 1834-1914

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Longman, 1998 - History - 142 pages
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The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 is one of the most important pieces of social legislation ever enacted. Its principles and the workhouse system dominated attitudes to welfare provision for the next 80 years. This new Seminar Study explores the changing ideas to poverty over this period and assesses current debates on Victorian attitudes to the poor.

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Contents

INSIDE THE WORKHOUSE
31
THE POOR LAW IN SCOTLAND
47
SOCIAL INQUIRY AND POOR LAW REFORM
56
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