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Working with historical statistics on poverty and economic distress

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The paper presents long-run time series for unemployment and poor law claimants from 1850 to 1996, and then discusses the relationship between unemployment rates and rates of poor law claims firstly in the late nineteenth century and then in the inter-war period, arguing that the data can only be understood relative to both changing government policies and the changing nature of employment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStatistics in society: the arithmetic of politics
EditorsD. Dorling, S. Simpson
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)034071994X
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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NameArnold applications of statistics series


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