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By Bernard Harris, Paul Bridgen

Overseas in point of view, the essays during this quantity are basically curious about two facets of the combined economic climate of welfare--charity and mutual reduction. Emphasizing the shut dating among those components and the customarily blurred barriers among each one of them and advertisement provision, contributors raise the most important questions about the connection among rights and duties in the combined economic system of welfare and the binds which bind either the donors and recipients of charity and the contributors of voluntary organisations. The quantity seriously assesses the relationships among the statutory and voluntary sectors in various nationwide settings, together with Britain, the U.S., the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Canada, and Germany over the past 200 and fifty years, making the publication as topical because it is critical.

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467. 21. Davison, Considerations on the poor laws, p. 118. 22. Boyd Hilton, The age of atonement: The influence of Evangelicalism on social and economic thought, 1795–1865, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988, p. 101. 23. John Critchley, “Management of the poor in Rutlandshire,” Annals of Agriculture, vol. 22 (1794), pp. 416–26. 24. Thomas Estcourt, “An account of the result of an effort to better the condition of the poor in a country village,” Annals of Agriculture, vol. 43 (1804), pp. 1–8. 25. Davison, Considerations on the poor laws, p.

164. 40 Harris 46. , The new poor law in the nineteenth century, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1976, pp. 87–110, at p. 97. 47. Robert Humphreys, Sin, organised charity and the poor law in Victorian England, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1995, p. 170. 48. , Prochaska, “Philanthropy,” p. 362. 49. , Destiny obscure: Autobiographies of childhood, education and family from the 1820s to the 1920s, London: Allen Lane, 1982, pp. 88, 92. 50. Ross, “Hungry children,” p. 170. 51. Charles Booth, The aged poor in England and Wales, London: Macmillan, 1894, pp.

Joseph Townsend argued that “a fixed, a certain, and a constant . . provision for the poor . . ”15 John Davison linked his concerns to the specific question of wage supplementation: “the labourer reckons half with his master and half with the overseer. Towards his master he has neither the zeal nor the attachment he ought to have to his natural patron and friend; and with his parish he keeps up a dependence which . . ”16 Although these critics were particularly concerned with the impact of statutory relief on the morals of the recipient, they also thought that it was harmful to the giver.

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