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dc.contributor.authorHowden-Chapman, Philippa
dc.contributor.authorKawachi, Ichiro
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-30T07:44:31Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationHowden-Chapman, P., and Ichiro Kawachi. 2006. 'Paths to and from poverty in late 19th century novels.' Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 60, 2: 102-107. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2005.038794
dc.identifier.issn0143-005X
dc.identifier.issn1470-2738
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41288157*
dc.description.abstractLate 19th century novels provide graphic descriptions of working and living conditions and their impact on population health, in particular the detrimental effects of hunger, poor housing, environmental conditions, hazardous work and poor pay, smoking and alcohol and crime, but also the transformative possibilities of social and political action. The popularity of these novels helped raise the collective conscience of citizens and illuminated the direction for 20th century welfare reforms. Yet many of these problems remain and the pathways to and from poverty are still recognisable today. Although novels are now less central in conveying social information, rereading these novels enables us to understand how social and economic circumstances were understood at the time and what led to social and political change.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group
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dc.titlePaths to and from poverty in late 19th century novels
dc.typeJournal Article
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dc.relation.journalJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health
dash.depositing.authorKawachi, Ichiro::3b17e788dad605ac69e3dd457b6c41ac::600
dc.date.available2019-08-30T07:44:31Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 50711
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/jech.2005.038794
dash.source.volume60;2
dash.source.page102


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