Getting the Measure of Poverty: The Early Legacy of Seebohm Rowntree, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Getting the Measure of Poverty

The Early Legacy of Seebohm Rowntree, 1st Edition

By Jonathan Bradshaw, Roy Sainsbury


288 pages

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A collection of papers with an historical theme, representing a fundamental review of 'A Study of Town Life' and its impact on the study of poverty and on wider empirical research.

Table of Contents

Contents: Editors’ introduction, Jonathan Bradshaw and Roy Sainsbury; Seebohm Rowntree’s poverty: A Study of Town Life in historical perspective, Lord Asa Briggs; Poverty and its early critics: the search for a value-free definition of the problem, Graham Bowpitt; Unfinished business: Seebohm Rowntree’s project for British Minimum income standards, John Veit-Wilson; Seebohm Rowntree and the measurement of poverty, 1899-1951, Bernard Harris; Rowntree, poverty lines and school boards, Alan Gillie; Rowntree’s life cycle of poverty in interwar London, Timothy J. Hatton and Roy E. Bailey; Mapping the poor in late-Victorian London: a multi-scale approach, Ifan D.H. Shepherd; Contrasting studies in poverty and philanthropy 1900-1939: B. Seebohm Rowntree and William R. Sutton, Patricia L. Garside; Poverty and family cohesion, Harriet Ward; Poverty in Ireland: pre-occupations and policies over half a century, Séamus Ó Cinnéide; Investigating rural poverty 1870-1914: problems of conceptualization and methodology, Mark Freeman.

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Studies in Cash & Care
Cash benefits and care services together make a fundamental contribution to human welfare. This series, published in association with the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York, is designed to inform public debate about these policy areas and to make the details of important policy-related research more widely available.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness