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

By Martin Daunton

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Williams, Medical care and demographic context in East Bedfordshire in the late eighteenth century. Ottaway “Age and want in eighteenth-century Essex”, unpublished paper (Friends of Historic Essex Annual General Meeting, 22 July 1995). 39. Wear, “Caring for the sick poor in St Bartholomew’s Exchange, 1580–1676”, Medical History, Supplement No. 11, 1991, pp. 41–60. 40. ”, in Life, death and the elderly, Pelling & Smith (eds), pp. 194–221. Hunt, “Paupers and pensioners. Past and present”, Ageing and Society 9, 1989, pp.

Slack, Poverty and policy in Tudor and Stuart England, pp. 190–92. 46. Bonneuil, D. Blanchet (eds) (Paris, 1992), pp. 173–91 47. See Slack, The English poor law 1531–1782, pp. 53–6. 48. Eden, The state of the poor, vol. 3 (London, 1797), pp. 693–6. 49. Sokoll, “The household position of elderly widows in poverty. Wall (eds) (London, 1994), pp. Sokoll, “The pauper Charity, self-interest and welfare 37 household. Small and simple? The evidence from listings of inhabitants and pauper lists of early modern England reassessed”, Ethnologia Europaea 17, 1987, pp.

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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