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Who helped the poor in 1900?
Charities and the Poor Law helped the poor in 1900. By 1905 there were 700-800 charities.
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What did Booth and Rowntree find?
They both found out that poverty was not people's own fault!
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What did Booth find out?
Studied poverty in London. Found that 31% of people lived below the 'poverty line', He worked out that 85% of people were poor because of low wages and unemployment.
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What did Rowntree find out?
Studied York. Found that 10% of people live in 'primary poverty'. Main reasons for poverty were large families, low wages and death of wage earner.
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Why did poverty become a political issue?
1. The researchers- Booth and Rowntree 2. The Boer War- en were so unhealthy due to poverty they failed the army healthcheck! 3. The Labour party- the Liberals rivals were also promising to help the poor. 4. DLG thought poor people should get help.
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How did the liberals help children?
Free school meals 1906, School medical inspection 1907, The Children's Act 1908- parents could be prosecuted for cruelty to children and kids under 14 were not allowed into pubs, School clinics 1912- free medical treatment.
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How did the Liberals help workers?
National Insurance Part 1 1911 AGAINST SICKNESS- Workers paid 4d a week if they got ill they were given 10s a week for 13 weeks.
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How did the Liberals help workers?
National Insurance Part 1 1912 AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT-workers paid 2d a week and if they lost their job they got 7s6d a week for up to 15 weeks.
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How did the Liberals help the elderly?
Pensions- Paid out of tax. For all over 70. 5 shillings a week. To recieve the pension they must never have been to prison.
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National Insurance Part 1
Had to earn less than £160 a year.
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Who opposed the reforms?
The rich land owners because DLG taxed the rich alot and many people becuase they thought getting help will make the poor people lazy.
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