A History of the Irish Poor Law

A History of the Irish Poor Law

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Reprint of the sole edition. Nicholls [1781-1865] was a pioneering poor-law reformer and administrator. While Great Britain's Poor Law Commissioner he drafted the Irish Poor-Law Act (1832). One of the first to assert that relief bred a culture of dependency and a resistance to work, he advocated the abolition of relief except as a last resort. Includes sections on urban poor, workhouses, housing conditions, child labor, vagabonds etc. In addition to the present study, he wrote A History of the English Poor Law (1854) and A History of the Scotch Poor Law (1856). Like his other studies, this one relates the evolution of poor laws since the medieval era to economic, social and political history. Notably sophisticated works, they were held in high regard by Sir Leslie Stephen and F.W. Maitland.five, and in 1820 the management was vested in a single governor, with a salary of 500Z. a year. ... and partly by parliamentary grants, and the rent of a small property of 115/. per annum : but the citizens of Dublin were then relieved from theanbsp;...

Title:A History of the Irish Poor Law
Author:George Nicholls
Publisher:The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. - 2006-01-01


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