Mapping Origins of social work

Events

First attempt at Poor Legislation

1388

First noted attempt at fixed wages

Industrialisation & Dreaded Poor Laws

1601

England Poor Law 1
Queen Elizabeth I
Taxes collected from land owners to help the poor
Food, Work, Shelter or Money

Industrial Revolution

1730

Changes in European Context due t the industrial Revolution
Technology- efficiency improvements
Factory Systems replacing labourers
Water & Steam Power
Textile & Iron

Joseph Pots - Journal from ol Nichols

1824

Detailed Journal of the living conditions of a workhouse

Review of Poor Law 1

1832

Review of Poor Law 1
Findings * Large Families receiving more therefore bigger families
* Poverty caused by laziness not by society or economical
conditions
* Employers paid less knowing the poor relief would boost
wages

Amendment act - Poor laws II

1834

Poor Law was introduced (overseen by Poor Law commissions & Poor law unions )

Development of Social Work with the English Charity Organisation Society

1860

Redirection of Social Work at Hull House in Chicago

1880

Jane Addams