Rethinking Child Welfare and Emigration

In this post, Dr Ruth Lamont, Dr Eloise Moss and Dr Charlotte Wildman (University of Manchester) discuss the research underpinning their recent article for Cultural and Social History on ‘Child Welfare and Emigration in North West England, 1870-1930’.

SHS President on child poverty

As she took up her post as the Honorary President of the Social History Society, Professor Pat Thane launched a report presenting her latest research. 

Drawing on witness seminars charting the history of the Child Poverty Action Group, an in-depth study of CPAG’s archives, and interviews with key actors in the organisation across the decades, the authors have produced a rich and compelling account of CPAG’s ongoing battle to end child poverty over the past 50 years.

The research caught the attention of Polly Toynbee, who wrote about it in her Guardian column.