Poverty, A Study of Town Life

Poverty, A Study of Town Life is the first book by Seebohm Rowntree, a sociological researcher, social reformer and industrialist, published in 1901. The study, widely considered a seminal work of sociology, details Rowntree's investigation of poverty in York, England and the subsequent implications that arise from the findings, in regard to the nature of poverty at the start of the 20th century. It also marks the first usage of a poverty line in sociological research.

Poverty: A Study of Town Life
AuthorB. Seebohm Rowntree
PublisherMacmillan and Co.
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Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)