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    Avoiding poverty: strategies for women in rural Ireland, 1880-1914

    Bourke, Joanna (1994) Avoiding poverty: strategies for women in rural Ireland, 1880-1914. In: Wall, R. and Henderson, J. (eds.) Poor Women and Children in the European Past. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 292-311. ISBN 9780415077163.

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    Book synopsis: Women and children have always featured prominently among the critically disadvantaged.Poor Women and Children in the European Pastprovides a comparative survey of the poverty experienced by women and children in Europe by testing the applicability of the outline of the poverty life-cycle. Among the issues raised in a perceptive and wide-ranging introduction by the editors, John Henderson and Richard Wall, are the distinctive nature of women's poverty over the life-cycle, the relationship between family and demographic systems and the level of poverty, and the relative generosity of public and private charity provided by a range of European societies.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 13:49
    Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 13:49
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17656

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