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Beatrice WEBB

Beatrice WEBB, economist. Member, Royal Commission on the Poor Laws, 1905-1909; Member, various other commissions and committees, including Commission on Equal Pay, 1919.

Background

  • WEBB, Beatrice was born in 1858 in Gloucester, England.

  • Career

    • Co-operative work with her husband, Sidney, on a multitude of social and political issues. She came from a prosperous but radical background and began her career as a social investigator on Charles Booth’s study of London life and labour. Though less in the public eye than her husband, she was fully involved in all his activities, was co-author of all their major publications and a strong influence on innumerable politicians, social scientists and writers.

      Social investigator and writer.

    Major achievements

    • Member, Royal Commission on the Poor Laws, 1905-1909. Member, various other commissions and committees, including Commission on Equal Pay, 1919.

    Works

    • My Apprenticeship
    • My Apprenticeship has long been cited as an important and fascinating source for students of social attitudes and conditions in late Victorian Britain, and this new paperback edition makes it once more generally available.
    • Our partnership,
    • This early work by Beatrice Webb was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.
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    Born 1858
    Died 1943
    (aged 85)