See also:English sociologist, was
See also:born at Liverpool on the 30th of
See also:March 1840 . In 1862 he became a partner in
See also:Booth &
See also:Company, a Liverpool
See also:firm engaged in the Brazil
See also:trade, and subsequently chairman of the Booth Steamship Company . He devoted much
See also:time, and no inconsiderable sums of
See also:money, to inquiries into the statistical aspects of social questions . The results of these are chiefly embodied in a
See also:work entitled
See also:Life and Labour of the
See also:People in
See also:London (1891–1903), of which the earlier portion appeared under the title of Life and Labour in 1889 . The
See also:book is designed to show " the numerical relation which poverty, misery and depravity bear to
See also:regular earnings and
See also:comparative comfort, and to describe the general conditions under which each class lives." It contains a most striking series of maps, in which the varying degrees of poverty are represented street by street, by shades of
See also:colour . The data for the work were derived in
See also:part from the detailed records kept by school-
See also:board " visitors," partly from systematic inquiries directed by Mr Booth himself, supplemented by information derived from relieving
See also:officers and the Charity Organization Society . Mr Booth also paid much
See also:attention to a kindred subject—the lot of the aged poor . In 1894 he published a
See also:volume of
See also:statistics on the subject, and, in 1891 and 1899,
See also:works on Old-age
See also:pensions, his
See also:scheme for the latter depending on a general
See also:provision of pensions of five shillings a week to all aged persons, irrespective of the cost to the state . He married, in 1871, the daughter of
See also:Charles Zachary Macaulay . In 1904 he was made a privy councillor .
BARTON BOOTH (1681–1933)
EDWIN [THOMAS] BOOTH (1833–1893)
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