Poor relief

In English and British history, poor relief refers to government and ecclesiastical action to relieve poverty. Over the centuries various authorities have needed to decide whose poverty deserves relief and also who should bear the cost of helping the poor. Alongside ever-changing attitudes towards poverty, many methods have been attempted to answer these questions. Since the early 16th century legislation on poverty enacted by the English Parliament, poor relief has developed from being little more than a systematic means of punishment into a complex system of government-funded support and they were and protection, especially following the creation in the 1940s of the welfare state.

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WordWord FrequencyNumber of ArticlesRelevance
relief597190.254
poor5197370.226
poverty464300.216
indigence1110.105
impotent1790.089

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