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    Migrants, immigrants and welfare from the Old Poor Law to the Welfare State

    Feldman, David (2003) Migrants, immigrants and welfare from the Old Poor Law to the Welfare State. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 13 , pp. 79-104. ISSN 0080-4401.


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    Under the Old Poor Law internal migrants moved from one jurisdiction to another when they crossed parochial boundaries. Following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 central government took an enlarged and expanding part in welfare. As it did so, the entitlement to welfare of immigrants from overseas was scrutinised at a national level in a way that was analogous to the manner in which the status of internal migrants had previously been scrutinised at a parochial level. Having established this analogy, the essay asks whether the entitlement to welfare of outsiders improved or deteriorated over time and seeks to account for the broad trends.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: © 2003 Royal Historical Society. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Royal Historical Society.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
    Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2008 16:24
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:48


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