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The Logic Of Charity: Amsterdam, 1800 50 Marco D. H. van Leeuwen

The Logic Of Charity: Amsterdam, 1800 50

Marco D. H. van Leeuwen

Published June 17th 2000
ISBN : 9780312228538
Hardcover
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This study analyzes poor relief in preindustrial Europe from 1800 to 1850, as a survival strategy of the poor and as a control strategy of the elites. It deals with poverty and the problems of the poor, but also with wealth and the concerns of theMoreThis study analyzes poor relief in preindustrial Europe from 1800 to 1850, as a survival strategy of the poor and as a control strategy of the elites. It deals with poverty and the problems of the poor, but also with wealth and the concerns of the elites and of the middle classes. A simple model of the poor relief is presented, based on insights derived from history, sociology and welfare economics. It is tested against the historical records of Amsterdam from 1800 to 1850. The study brings out some of the perennial problems of social policy, past and present, as well as some aspects of Old Regime charity, now vanished.