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Beatrice WEBB

economist

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.

Achievements

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

Works