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Mary Booth

Ann Oakley

in Forgotten Wives: How Women Get Written Out of History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781447355830
eISBN:
9781447355878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355830.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Mary Macaulay, the grand-daughter of the abolitionist reformer Zachary Macaulay, married the shipowner and social reformer Charles Booth in 1871. She was a significant contributor to Charles Booth’s ... More


Poverty and the Ideal Self

Thomas Dixon

in The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264263
eISBN:
9780191734816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264263.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The 1880s were the pivotal years in Victorian moral thought. A new wave of awareness of the plight of the urban poor was expressed in a range of both practical and intellectual activities. Some, such ... More


Experts and the Elderly: Social Research on Old Age

Charlotte Greenhalgh

in Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Researchers and policymakers became increasingly interested in improving the lives of older Britons over the course of the twentieth century. Expert attention was first drawn to the particular ... More


Social Statistics in the 1880s: The Industrial Remuneration Conference, 1885

Lawrence Goldman

in Victorians and Numbers: Statistics and Society in Nineteenth Century Britain

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192847744
eISBN:
9780191943003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847744.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, British and Irish Modern History

The penultimate chapter demonstrates a key theme in the history of Victorian statistics: the central and continuing role played by arguments over living standards and the extent of poverty. It ... More


Britain in the 1880s: The Industrial Remuneration Conference of 1885

Lawrence Goldman

in Reform and Its Complexities in Modern Britain: Essays Inspired by Sir Brian Harrison

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780192863423
eISBN:
9780191954290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192863423.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter explores a key theme in the history of Victorian social investigation and social contestation: the centrality of arguments over living standards and the extent of poverty. It concerns ... More


Welfare policy: tendering for evidence

Robert Walker

in What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Welfare policy has a long and distinguished history of being informed by research evidence. This chapter shows that the most influential studies were landmarks in social policy research – from ... More


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