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SOCIAL WELFARE HISTORY – through 1920’s Chapter 6 (pp. 158 – 180) EARLY EUROPEAN AND U.S. APPROACHES Objectives: Understand how European approaches to social welfare affected American approaches to social welfare EARLY EUROPEAN (medieval to 1800’s) Feudalism – medieval to mid-1300’s - landless serfs under the protection of landed gentry; some help from churches; rich should help the poor; gradually declined as trade and technology increased; government became more centralized; people became less secure; laws were passed to keep people from moving, to establish maximum wages, forbidding able-bodied from begging Elizabethan Poor Law 1601 – support for people through taxes; establish categories of poor o Dependent children – apprenticeship and domestic help o Impotent poor – indoor relief (Almshouses) and outdoor relief (Assistance) o Able-bodied poor – Workhouses o Law of Settlement – 1662 – residency requirements Speenhamland System – 1795 – bread became so expensive the poor could not
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