Poverty law
Poverty law is the body of law which concerns the rights of low-income individuals and families to access government benefits. In the United States, these government benefits are provided by the fede...
Agricultural Act of 1948
The Agricultural Act of 1948 (Pub.L. 80-897, 62 Stat. 1247) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on July 3, 1948. The legislation revised and auth...
Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax
Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax /ˈfaɪkə/ is a United States federal payroll (or employment) tax imposed on both employees and employers to fund Social Security and Medicare —federal pro...
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President of the Local Government Board
The President of the Local Government Board was a ministerial post, frequently a Cabinet position, in the United Kingdom, established in 1871. The Local Government Board itself was established in 187...
Poor Law policy after the New Poor Law
Poor Law policy after the New Poor Law concerns the time period c.1847-1900 after the implementation of the Poor Law Amendment Act until the beginnings of the decline of the Poor Law system at the sta...
Classifications of poor used in the Poor Law system
Classifications of poor used in the Poor Law system classified people into categories for those considered deserving of poor relief and those who were not considered deserving of poor relief.
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Chamberlain Circular
The Chamberlain Circular was a circular issued in 1886 in the United Kingdom by the Local Government Board. It encouraged the setting up of work relief projects in times of high unemployment. It is ev...
Derry Workhouse
7°18′22″W / 54.995°N 7.306°W / 54.995; -7.306Derry Workhouse was a Workhouse in Derry, Northern Ireland.In the mid-1990s, numerous human remains were found at the Waterside Wo...
Newport Poor Law Union
Newport Poor Law Union was a health and social security organisation in Newport, Monmouthshire and surrounding parishes. It was formed on 1 August 1836 under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 and was co...
Hampstead Board of Guardians
The Hampstead Board of Guardians (Hampstead, England) was created in 1800. but from 1837 until 1848 it was absorbed into the Edmonton Union.The Hampstead Board of Guardians regained its independent st...
Sturdy beggar
Sturdy beggar is a former English legal expression for someone who was fit and able to work, but begged or wandered for a living instead. The Statute of Cambridge 1388 was an early law which different...
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Doolough Tragedy
The Doolough Tragedy is an event that took place during the Great Irish Famine in southwest County Mayo.On Friday 30 March 1849 two officials of the Westport Poor Law Union arrived in Louisburgh to in...
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Irish Poor Laws
The Irish Poor Laws were a series of Acts of Parliament intended to address social instability due to widespread and persistent poverty in Ireland. While some legislation had been introduced by the pr...
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List of poor law unions in Wales
This article lists all Welsh Poor Law Unions. Note for table: 'PLU' stands for Poor Law Union and 'PLP' stands for Poor Law Parish.
Link to 1888 map showing Anglesey PLUs; Link to 1909 map showing...
Divided Parishes and Poor Law Amendment Act 1882
Divided Parishes and Poor Law Amendment Act 1882 was an Act of Parliament in Britain which gave the Local Government Board increased powers relating to dissolving and creating Poor Law Unions. It foll...
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Relief of the Poor Act 1782
The Relief of the Poor Act 1782 (22 Geo.3 c.83), also known as Gilbert's Act, was a British poor relief law proposed by Thomas Gilbert which aimed to organise poor relief on a county basis, counties b...
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Redistributive change
Redistributive change is a legal theory of economic justice in the context of U.S. law that promotes the recognition of poverty as a classification, like race, ethnicity, gender, and religion, that sh...
Public Health (London) Act 1891
The Public Health (London) Act 1891 (54 & 55 Vict c 76) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which extended access to Metropolitan Asylums Board hospitals to those who were not eligi...
Pauper Inmates Discharge and Regulations Act 1871
The Pauper Inmates Discharge and Regulations Act 1871 was an Act of the British Parliament which related to the Poor Law system. The Act stated that if a pauper had not left a workhouse in the past mo...
Smash Up the Workhouse!
Smash Up the Workhouse! was a pamphlet published in 1911 by Labour Party politician George Lansbury. It argued for the abolition of the workhouse system.
Poor law union
A poor law union was a geographical territory, and early local government unit, in the United Kingdom and Ireland.Poor law unions existed in England and Wales from 1834 to 1930 for the administration ...
Union Chargeability Act 1865
The Union Chargeability Act 1865 was a piece of British legislation passed after the Poor Law Amendment Act. Under the PLAA parishes were to group together to form unions so that the cost of building ...
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agri...
Poor rate
In England and Wales the poor rate was a tax on property levied in each parish, which was used to provide poor relief. It was collected under both the Old Poor Law and the New Poor Law. It was absorbe...
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Joshua Hobson
Joshua Hobson (1810–1876) was a British Chartist and socialist who was the first publisher of the Book of Murder, a pamphlet attacking the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act. In 1838-1844 he was the publishe...
Act for the Relief of the Poor 1601
The Poor Relief Act 1601 (43 Eliz 1 c 2) was an Act of the Parliament of England. The Act for the Relief of the Poor 1601, popularly known as the "Elizabethan Poor Law", "43rd Elizabeth" or the "Old P...
Child Nutrition Act
The Child Nutrition Act (CNA) is a United States federal law (act) signed on October 11, 1966 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Act was created as a result of the "years of cumulative successful exp...
Interwar unemployment and poverty in the United Kingdom
Interwar unemployment and poverty in the United Kingdom describes a period of poverty in the United Kingdom between the end of World War I in 1918 and the start of World War II in 1939. Unemployment w...
Interwar unemployment and poverty in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Workhouse Test Act
The Workhouse Test Act also known as the General Act or Knatchbull's Act was poor relief legislation passed by the British government by Sir Edward Knatchbull in 1723. The "workhouse test" was that a...