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An economic history of the English poor law, 1750-1850

Author: George R Boyer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The late eighteenth century saw a significant increase in relief generosity for able-bodied paupers under the Poor Law of 1597. This book examines the political motivation, regional variations and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Historia
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George R Boyer
ISBN: 0521364795 9780521364799
OCLC Number: 20294787
Description: xiii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. The development and administration of the old poor law in rural areas, 1760-1834 --
2. The old poor law in historical perspective --
3. An economic model of the English poor law --
4. The old poor law and the agricultural labor market in Southern England: an empirical analysis --
5. The effect of poor relief on birth rates in Southeastern England --
6. The poor law, migration, and economic growth --
7. The new poor law and the agricultural labor market, 1834-1850 --
8. The economics of poor relief in industrial cities --
Conclusion --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: George R. Boyer.
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