Living and Working Conditions for the Poor in 1890s - Definitions

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Industrial Revolution
A period of intense growth generated by the use of fossil fuels and a concept of large-scale production.
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Epidemic
Widespread disease in a community.
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Poor Law
A law to "help" people in poverty.
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Workhouse
A place where people who were unable to support themselves could go to work and live. Conditions were designed to be worse than those of the lowest paid person outside.
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Outdoor Relief
Handouts of money or food which is what the Poor Law was supposed to avoid.
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Laissez-Faire
From the French meaning "allowed to do", whereby the government adopts a policy of leaving things to take their own course without interferring.
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Widespread disease in a community.

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A law to "help" people in poverty.

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A place where people who were unable to support themselves could go to work and live. Conditions were designed to be worse than those of the lowest paid person outside.

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Handouts of money or food which is what the Poor Law was supposed to avoid.

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