Poverty and Poor Releif

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Poverty - 1790-1830

1601 The Old Poor Law

It was brought in because England couldnt cope with Poverty & Unemployment in southern farming areas and the Industrial North

Poverty in Faming South

  • Low wages paid by farmers
  • High Bread Prices

Poverty in Industrial North

  • Trade slumps led to low wages & high unemployment
  • Factories paid low wages

To may things easier for the poor the Speenhamland System (Allowance System) was brought in



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