Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-314) and index.
Who was "old" in eighteenth-century England? -- The activities of the "helmsman" : self-reliance, work, and community expectations of the elderly -- "The comforts of a private fire-side" -- Independent but not alone : family ties for the elderly -- Community assistance to the aged under the Old Poor Law -- Continuity and change in community assistance to the elderly over the eighteenth century -- Within workhouse walls : indoor relief for the elderly -- Conclusion : old age as a useful category of historical analysis.
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