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Poverty Maps

Sarah Best

5th November 2019

Another article from The Guardian looking at a Victorian example of a 'poverty map'.

During the 19th century the a social reformer, Charles Booth attempted to capture the living conditions of London residents. He and a team of researchers walked the streets of London and produced 60 maps illustrating housing classifications according to wealth.

The London School of Economics has made some of these images available online via their website.

These resources could be used for the Families and Households unit, as well as Work, Poverty and Welfare exploring wealth inequality and poverty.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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