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A century ago, Seebohm Rowntree, inspired by the work of Charles Booth and of his own father, Joseph Rowntree, embarked on a lengthy investigation of poverty in York. He and his team talked to poor and working class people in the city to find out what they spent their money on, and the extent to which they could afford what he defined as the minimum necessities (which did ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published December 13th 2000 by Policy Press (first published 1901)
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Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree, CH, often known simply as Seebohm Rowntree (7 July 1871 – 7 October 1954) was a British sociological researcher, social reformer and industrialist. (via Wikipedia)
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