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The Resource Poverty, gender and life-cycle under the English poor law, 1760-1834, Samantha Williams, (electronic resource)

Poverty, gender and life-cycle under the English poor law, 1760-1834, Samantha Williams, (electronic resource)

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Poverty, gender and life-cycle under the English poor law, 1760-1834
Title
Poverty, gender and life-cycle under the English poor law, 1760-1834
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Williams
Title variation
Poverty, Gender & Life-Cycle under the English Poor Law, 1760-1834
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Social welfare, increasingly extensive during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, was by the first third of the nineteenth under considerable, and growing, pressure, during a "crisis" period when levels of poverty soared. This book examines the poor and their families during these final decades of the old Poor Law. It takes as a case study the lived experience of poor families in two Bedfordshire communities, Campton and Shefford, and contrasts it with the perspectives of other participants in parish politics, from the magistracy to the vestry, and from overseers to village ratepayers. It explores the problem of rising unemployment, the provision of parish make-work schemes, charitable provision and the wider makeshift economy, together with the attitudes of the ratepayers. That gender and life-cycle were crucial features of poverty is demonstrated: the lone mother and her dependent children and the elderly dominated the relief rolls. Poor relief might have been relatively generous but it was not pervasive - child allowances, in particular, were restricted in duration and value - and it by no means approximated to the income of other labouring families. Poor families must either have had access to additional resources, or led meagre lives. Samantha Williams is a university lecturer in local and regional history at the Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge, and a Bye-Fellow in History, Girton College, Cambridge.--
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1970-
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Williams, Samantha
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Public welfare
  • Poor laws
  • Poverty
  • Poor
  • Poor
Label
Poverty, gender and life-cycle under the English poor law, 1760-1834, Samantha Williams, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782040071/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
People, place and poverty -- Policy and paupers -- Paying for poverty -- Gender, life-cycle and the life-course -- Work, unemployment and the makeshift economy
Control code
CR9781782040071
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780861933143
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817814903
Label
Poverty, gender and life-cycle under the English poor law, 1760-1834, Samantha Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782040071/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
People, place and poverty -- Policy and paupers -- Paying for poverty -- Gender, life-cycle and the life-course -- Work, unemployment and the makeshift economy
Control code
CR9781782040071
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780861933143
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817814903

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