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State, Society and the Poor in Nineteenth-Century England (Social History in Perspective)
State Society and the Poor in Nineteenth-Century England - Social History in Perspective
Author: Alan Kidd
Today it is impossible to separate discussion of poverty from the priorities of state welfare. A hundred years ago most working-class households avoided or coped with poverty without recourse to the state. The Poor Law after 1834 offered little more than a safety net for the poorest, and much welfare was organized through charitable societies, s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312223632
ISBN-10: 0312223633
Publication Date: 10/1/1999
Pages: 217
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Book Type: Hardcover
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