Poverty: A Study of Town Life Essay
After reading Booth’s work on The Life and Labour of the People of London led me to construct my own investigation on poverty but in a provincial town so I can then find an applicable general conclusion for a smaller populated area.
My objective is to investigate upon the living conditions that the working classes of small towns inhabit as well as the growing problem of poverty.
Preparing for my observational research I had to decide on how to collect my information as there are two methods I have found and both could be effective in coming to a general conclusion about poverty in Britain. One method is to gather together and analyse statistics which would include looking through medical …show more content…
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