Poverty amidst prosperity : the urban poor in England, 1834-1914 /

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Main Author: Chinn, Carl. (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1995.
Series:New frontiers in history.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: what is poverty?
  • 1. The extent of poverty. Two nations. The investigation of urban poverty. Poverty and class. Poverty lines
  • 2. The causes of poverty. Poverty: personal failings or economic forces? Poverty and the unskilled. Poverty and the skilled. Poverty and people with disabilities. Poverty and age. Poverty and gender. Poverty and ethnicity
  • 3. The environment of poverty. Poverty and housing. Poverty and health
  • 4. Reactions to poverty. Poverty: punishment and philanthropy. Poverty: physical inefficiency and social reform. Poverty and the residuum
  • 5. Living in poverty. The abyss. Neighbourhoods.