The Charity Organisation Review Volume 10

The Charity Organisation Review Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... 'A woman, aged 69, has a brother a master slater and plasterer in the village.' 'A woman, aged 74, lives with a daughter married to a master shoema7er; has a son a master tailor, and a daughter married to a colporteur, at 21s. a week.' 'A woman, aged 65, lives with a son, a gardener at Ayton Castle, who has no family; has a son, a gardener, earning 18s. a week.' And so on, with many more striking instances, such as: --'A man, aged 63, lives in family with son and a woman with whom he cohabits-both strong. Owns a horse; has also a son a station porter, unmarried.' ' Such applicants, it is argued, should not receive relief at all. But, in fact, they will do so, unless they are obliged to decide whether they will receive it under a less distasteful condition than a weekly allowance or will do without it altogether. And English and Scotch experience shows that in these instances 'to offer the house ' is to reduce pauperism. Those who are willing to receive from the parish an extra half-crown, in addition to other sources of maintenance, would be unwilling to go into the house, if relief were offered on that condition, and they would withdraw their applications. And though maintenance in the house is more expensive, case by case, than outdoor relief, yet, as a much smaller number accept the former, it turns out to be more economical. This contention receives support from many quarters. The reduction of pauperism in England and Wales has been coincident with a reduction in outdoor relief--a reduction that is not merely relative, but absolute. Thus Mean number of Paupers of all classes (indoor and outdoor) in England and Wales for 3/ears ended at Lady-day.' Thus in 1891 there...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 712g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819764
  • 9781236819765