This study uses statistics from the Report of the Scottish Poor Law Commissioners (1844) to investigation and map the condition of the Scottish working class in 1843 on a parish by parish basis. The stated aim of the Scottish Poor Law Commissioners investiagtion in 1843 was "To make diligent and full inquiry into the practical operation of laws which provide for the relief of the poor in Scotland" (from the opening remarks of the Commissioners, volume 20).
The main topics covered by the study are:
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
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Persistent identifier:10.5255/UKDA-SN-1132-1Note the Codebook is missing a page (in between pages 35 and 36 there should be page 271 from The State of the Scottish Working Class in 1843) which means the list of parishes is incomplete. For example Liberton parish is not listed.
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