Did the treatment of paupers change?

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  • Created on: 04-04-14 10:12


  • it used to be considered undesirable for children to mix with adults
  • around 1/3 of all workhouse inmates were children following 1834
  • in 1834 there was a breach of less eligibility when children were educated in workhouse schools
  • in 1844 the Poor Law unions could combine to provide district schools away from the workhouse
  • in 1870 Forsters Education Act set up board schools where pauper children could mix with children outside of the workhouse



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