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A century of poverty in England and Wales, 1898-1998: a geographical analysis

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This paper analyses trends in relative poverty between 1898 and the present by assembling statistics for infant mortality, overcrowded housing and unemployment for Rowntree’s times (1898 or 1901), the inter-war depression (1928 or 1931), the ‘never-had-it-so-good’ post-war boom (1951, 1958 or 1961) and the present (in practice, c.1990 or 1991). The technical limitations to these results are discussed in the main text, but they show clearly that relative inequality tended to increase as absolute levels of hardship improved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGetting the measure of poverty. the early leagacy of Seebohm Rowntree
EditorsJ. Bradshaw, R. Sainsbury
Place of PublicationBath
PublisherPolicy Press
Pages130-159
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)0754612899
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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NameStudies in cash & care
PublisherPolicy Press

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