Flashcards in The Liberal Reformers Deck (11):
Who was Charles Booth?
He was a successful business man and owner of a Liverpool shipping line, which opened a London office in 1880
Why did Charles Booth become interested in social issues?
His wife's friendship with the Socialist Beatrice Webb
For how many years did Charles collect information on the living conditions of the poor in London?
What percentage of people in London lived below the poverty line according to Charles Booth?
What did Charles Booth prove poverty was because of?
Low wages, casual work, trade depressions, old age and illness
Who was Seebohm Rowntree?
He was the head of a famous sweet company in York, but was also a committed social reformer
In what year did Seebohm Rowntree publish a book, and what was it called?
1901, and it was called 'Poverty: A Study of Town Life'. It was based on 2 years research in York
According to Seebohm Rowntree, what percentage of people in York lived below the poverty line?
Who created the poverty line?
Why did Seebohm Rowntree have a lot of influence on politicians?
He was rich, had connections and had been a supporter of the Liberals for a long time. He was also friends with Lloyd George