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Author Crossan, Rose-Marie, author.

Title Poverty and welfare in Guernsey, 1560-2015 / Rose-Marie Crossan
Published Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents Frontcover; Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Conventions, Note on currency; Introduction; I. Context; 1 Governance, Economy, Society; 2 Poverty; II. Welfare; 3 Beginnings of Parochial Poor Relief; 4 Outdoor Relief, Mid-Eighteenth to Mid-Twentieth Centuries; 5 Self-Help and Voluntary Charity; III. Town Hospital; 6 Overview; 7 Infirmary and Lunatic Asylum; 8 People; 9 Daily Life; IV. Twentieth Century and Beyond; 10 From Parishes to States; Conclusion; Appendices; 1. Writings on Peasant Proprietorship in Guernsey
2. Poor Rates, Indoor and Outdoor Relief Spending, St Peter Port, 1724-19243. Parochial Poor Relief in Other Channel Islands; 4. Average Year-end Head-counts and Average Annual Admissions and Discharges, Town Hospital, 1700s-1900s; 5. Adult Admissions Ascribed to Illness and Accidents, Town Hospital, 1852-1919; 6. Relative Proportions of Men and Women in Year-end Head-counts and Annual Admissions, Town Hospital, 1750-1919; 7. Annual Averages of Child Admissions and Year-end Numbers, Town Hospital, 1756-1919
8. Over-60s as a Proportion of all Inmates, and Composition by Sex of Over-60s Cohort, Town Hospital, 1756-19119. Average Weekly Amounts Purchased per Head, Town Hospital, 1760-1917; 10. Timeline: Developments in Poor Relief and Social Security, 1700-2010; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book, based on extensive original research, provides an account of parochial poor relief in Guernsey from the Reformation to the twenty-first century, incorporating a detailed case-study of the parochial workhouse in the town of St Peter Port, and an outline of the development of Guernsey's modern social security system from its beginnings in the 1920s to the present day. Guernsey has had throughout much of its history a disproportionately large population for its size: in the early eighteenth century St Peter Port was on a par with English county towns such as Warwick and Lincoln. Moreover, since Guernsey was outside the jurisdiction of the Westminster Parliament and retained cultural affinities with France, the island developed its own social welfare regime which was closer, in somerespects, to continental regimes than it was to the English Poor Law model. The differing nature of welfare regimes, how they arose and and how they differ is a major focus of interest amongst historians of social welfare; besides being a fascinating local study, the book has much to contribute to the wider history of social welfare in Britain and Europe. Rose-Marie Crossan completed her doctorate at the University of Leicester and is the author of Guernsey, 1814-1914: Migration and Modernisation (The Boydell Press, 2007)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Poor -- Services for -- Guernsey -- History
Public welfare -- Guernsey -- History
Workhouses -- Guernsey -- Saint Peter Port -- History
Poverty -- history
Public Assistance -- history
Social Welfare -- history
Almshouses -- history
Social Conditions -- history
Delivery of Health Care -- history
History, Early Modern 1451-1600
History, Modern 1601-
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Poor -- Services for
Public welfare
Pauvres -- Protection, assistance, etc. -- Grande-Bretagne -- Guernesey (GB) -- Histoire.
Aide sociale -- Grande-Bretagne -- Guernesey (GB) -- Histoire.
SUBJECT Guernsey
Subject Great Britain Miscellaneous Island Dependencies -- Guernsey
Great Britain Miscellaneous Island Dependencies -- Saint Peter Port (Guernsey)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781782046134