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Poverty ; a study of town life

Author: B Seebohm Rowntree
Publisher: New York : Policy Press, 2000.
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In the early 1900s, Seebohm Rowntree, inspired by the work of Charles Booth, and of his own father, Joseph Rowntree, embarked on a lengthy investigation of poverty in York. His research methods still  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Seebohm Rowntree
ISBN: 1861342020 9781861342027
OCLC Number: 318236487
Notes: Reprint of the 1901 ed. published by Macmillan and Co., London.
Description: lxxxii, 437 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction; Preface by Jonathan Bradshaw; General characteristics of the City of York; Social and economic condition of the wage-earning class in York; The standard of life; The poverty line; The immediate causes of poverty in York; Housing; The relation of poverty to the standard of health; Family budgets: a study on the expenditure and diet of working classes; Summary and conclusion.
Responsibility: by B. Seebohm Rowntree.

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