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The Abolition Poverty (Paperback) Loot Price: R265
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The Abolition Poverty (Paperback): Jacob H Hollander

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Jacob H Hollander

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE RATE OF WAGES 'overty, in its practical aspect, is a phase of the wage question. Large bodies of toilers are in receipt of incomes less than enough to maintain wholesome existence, and it is from this class that the mass of poor are mainly recruited. This conclusion does not overlook the miserybreeding effect of an unfavorable social environment and an inadequate public service. One of the most competent students of modern social conditions finds a cause of dependence greater than any other, except that of defective education, in the fact that society surrounds the individual with many pitfalls that are not easily discerned and from which the average man cannot keep free: "infection from contagious diseases, congestion making disease easy, unsanitary and unlighted and unventilated dwellings from among which the individual tenant must choose his home, impure milk the chief cause of infant mortality, and impure water from which the individual has no sufficient defense, dirty streets, contaminated air, adulterated food." 62 In much the same way, the failures of society to afford efficient governmental service and to provide adequate police regulation are to be accounted causes of individual need. Economical administration, prompt legal redress, equitable taxation, on the one hand, and labor legislation as to the employment of women and children, the use of safety appliances, and the provision of sanitary working environment, on the other hand, mean greater well-being. Yet in the largest sense, it remains true that the most effective aid for those below the poverty line lies in the increase of income. Apart from its efficacy, it is the procedure most consistent with personal independence and individual self-respect. Social workers have often n...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Jacob H Hollander
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-67317-6
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
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LSN: 1-151-67317-X
Barcode: 9781151673176

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