The Population and Riches of Nations; Considered Together, Not Only with Regard to Their Positive and Relative Increase, But with Regard to Their Tend

The Population and Riches of Nations; Considered Together, Not Only with Regard to Their Positive and Relative Increase, But with Regard to Their Tend

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...of relief, due regard should be had to the mode in which they are distributed, and the conditions attached to them. Wherever it is possible, the support ought to be given at their own homes; and in the bosom of their own familiesOrphan children, whose impotence of self-support arises from their infancy, are within the range of most of these observations. Not work-houses, but perhaps public schools may in such cases be necessary. But to withdraw the children of the living from their parents, when they are more numerous than themselves can support, is a much more doubtful question. To support children at all by public funds, who exceed the number which the parents' labour can subsist, is admitted to tend rapidly to an undue increase of population. But this evil has now so long gone on, that it is universally acknowledged to be impossible to put an end to it at once. In the mean time, in what manner is the relief to be applied? The arguments are plausible, if not strong, on both sides It is urged, that the relief afforded to the parents on this account, at home, is improperly expended: and that the certainty of the child, for whom it was intended, having the use of it, is a paramount reason in its favour: and that, moreover, the benefits of education and order speak for themselves; while the objection founded on supposed domestic estrangement would equally apply to all public education, even among the Rich, with whom it has never been made a reason for foregoing it. On the other hand, it is said, that Public Establishments for the support of superabundant children are an open and glaring declaration of a bonus for excess of population, at the very moment that the nation is affecting to legislate on principles directly the reverse: that they are also...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236656970
  • 9781236656971