history poverty and living conditions in the 1890s

  • Created by: Hannah
  • Created on: 27-05-11 14:27

in the nineteenth century attitudes to poverty were as follows:

    • poverty was often blamed on the individual and on idleness
    • only way to get help was in the work house - but conditions were deliberately harsh to disencouage people from seeking help
    • charities existed to help them but most people relied on family for assistance

living conditions in the 1890s....

    • poor housing
    • low wages
    • unemployment
    • illness
    • irregular work
    • little help for the elderly sick and unemployed 

Why did the




you could say that the government followed a 'laissez-faire' attitude, where the government did not intervene of take interest in the public health of their population