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Getting the Measure of Poverty
The Early Legacy of Seebohm Rowntree




ISBN 9780754612896
Published October 29, 2000 by Routledge
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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