Charity, Self-Interest And Welfare In Britain: 1500 To The by Martin Daunton

By Martin Daunton

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One daughter had been baptized in the parish and an Edward Sadgrave makes appearances in the poor-law accounts from time to time; it seems from these sources that a son lived across the county border in Moulsford in Berkshire who was given money to buy her clothes, but appears not to have been obliged to provide her with support from his own purse. 55 By focusing on formal provision of welfare under the old poor law and by singling out the elderly for privileged attention, I have looked at one apparently “formal” relationship which has led me to give only very limited attention to the subjects of voluntary care through charitable organizations and informal care through the family.

Sen (eds) (Oxford, 1990). Sen (eds) (Oxford, 1991). 6. Jayasuriya (eds) (Canberra, 1983), pp. 4–5. 7. Blaug, “The myth of the old poor law and the making of the new”, Journal of Economic History 23, 1963, pp. 151–84. Daunton, Progress and poverty: an economic and social history of Britain 1700–1850 (Oxford, 1995), pp. 447–63. 8. Sokoll, Household and family among the poor: the case of two Essex communities in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (Bochum, 1993), ch. 5 9. Dimsdale (eds) (Basingstoke, 1988), pp.

0 women for every one male—a ratio that rises still higher for the pensioners who exceeded 60 years of age. 44 They would seem to be consistent with the notion of a demand-led response to welfare provision, although it would be judicious not to push this interpretation too far. 46 A growth in parochial pension provisions to elderly persons may have begun as responses to agestructural changes themselves contingent on a fall in fertility and high rates of outmigration. 47 By the mid-eighteenth century there are evident changes in the pattern of pension provision, although our analysis is restricted to a rather smaller sum of pension payments (45,000) made between 1750 and 1780.

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