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"The reports of Booth and Rowntree were the main reasons for changing attitudes towards the poor by 1900"
1 - Anglo - Boer war (1899-1902) 2- stuggling economy (america and germany) 3 - Extention of the franchise 4- Trade Unions and new unionism 5- social awareness and poverty reports
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How successfull did the liberals reform living standards by 1914?
Elderly, Children, Sick, Workers, Unemployed
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Did the labour government impliment a welfare state?
Want, Disease, Squalor, Ignorance, Idleness
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Anglo - Boer war
25-50% of men were too unfit and too short - hight restriction dropped to 5ft
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Struggling Economy
America and Germany taking over due to mechanisation
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Extention of the Franchise
Third reform act 1884 - 60% of men could vote
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Trade unions and New unionism
New unionism didnt just focus on skilled jobs - matchgirl and london dockers strike
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Elderly
Pensions act 1908, allowed 25p a week for 70+
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Children
Meals for school children 1906 but wasn't implimented until 1914, Crimes Act - could not sell alcohol or drugs to children, Education Act- 25% of places kept for poor children
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Sick
Medical care - told you if you were ill but didn't cure it, National Insurance- employees paid 4p and employers paid 3p so if ill the worker gets 10p
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Workers
Trades Disputes Act 1906 - could strick without the fear of compensating the owners, Shops Act - half days holiday a week, Mines Act - 8 hours a day and minimum wage
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Unemployed
National Insurance 1911 - money for 15 weeks of the year when unemployed, Labour exchanges - job center
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Want
National Insurance - large number of offices to run, Industrial Injuries - industrial benefits were to be paid at a higher rate
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Disease
1946 NHS - out of date hospitals and by 1950 people had to pay for glasses and dental treatment
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Squalor
Housing act - home improvements but temporary, New towns act - 12 new towns built but still shortage
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Ignorance
Education Act - smaller classes for more attention but less secondary schools built
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Idleness
1946 unemployement reduced to 2.5% and took over certain industries such as iron and used tax money to keep industry afloat
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How successfull did the liberals reform living standards by 1914?

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Elderly, Children, Sick, Workers, Unemployed

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Did the labour government impliment a welfare state?

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Anglo - Boer war

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Struggling Economy

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