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Liberal Welfare Reforms 1906-11 : Working People
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* Extract from 'A Statistical Survey of the Problems of Pauperism'. This was an investigation carried out in 1910 into existing systems of helping the unemployed
(PRO ref: PRO 30/69/1824. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, vol. LXXIV, Part 1, December 1910)
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* PRO: PRO 30/69/ 1824; extract from 'A Statistical Survey of the Problems of Pauperism'; 1910 *
How to use this source to help you answer the big question   *
You need to study the source carefully before you decide whether it supports or contradicts any of the reasons in the Big Question.
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* What trends are revealed in source 8a? *
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* If you were a government minister, would the trends in source 8a worry you? *
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* What does source 8b tell you about life for workers in trades like agriculture in times when trade was bad? *
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* Why are workers like carpenters and painters better off? *
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* What are the main concerns expressed in Source 8c? *
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* Does the author blame the poor law guardians? *
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* Do you think the author of this report would support the Liberals' plans for reform? *
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