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Kin support and the English poor: evidence from Lancashire, c.1620–1710

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The ‘nuclear hardship hypothesis’, argued by Peter Laslett in 1988, holds that that the prevalence of the nuclear household in early modern England, and the apparent weakness of kinship interactions outside it, left the burden of caring for the vulnerable squarely on the ‘collectivity’, most obviously in the form of the Elizabethan poor law. But recent studies of family and kinship in English society have questioned the idea of the autonomous nuclear household, challenging us to reconsider th...

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10.1111/1468-2281.12255

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Department:
Continuing Education
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1221-3172
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Historical Research More from this journal
Volume:
92
Issue:
256
Pages:
318-339
Publication date:
2019-04-08
Acceptance date:
2018-11-01
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EISSN:
0950-3471
ISSN:
1468-2281
Language:
English
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pubs:966851
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uuid:6ae4a2ae-fc88-4817-b15b-ce2145e8164a
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pubs:966851
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966851
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2019-01-30

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