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State, society and the poor in nineteenth-century England

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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 organised through charitable societies, self-help institutions and mutual-aid networks. Rather than look for the origins of modern provision, the author casts a searching light on the practices, ideology and outcomes of nineteenth-century welfare. This original and stimulating study, based upon a wealth of scholarship, is essential reading for all students of poverty and welfare. It also contains much to interest a wider readership.

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Author(s):
Alan Kidd
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
140 mm x 215 mm 268 g
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0333632540
ISBN-13:
9780333632543
Number of pages:
206
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
State, society and the poor in nineteenth-century England

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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 organised through charitable societies, self-help institutions and mutual-aid networks. Rather than look for the origins of modern provision, the author casts a searching light on the practices, ideology and outcomes of nineteenth-century welfare. This original and stimulating study, based upon a wealth of scholarship, is essential reading for all students of poverty and welfare. It also contains much to interest a wider readership.

No inscriptions

Author(s):
Alan Kidd
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
140 mm x 215 mm 268 g
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0333632540
ISBN-13:
9780333632543
Number of pages:
206
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
State, society and the poor in nineteenth-century England

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