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What Are The Two Groups Of The Unworthy Poor And Worthy Poor

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That the poor were divided into two groups the Worthy Poor and Unworthy Poor. Thw wroth poor were considered to be orphans, disabled, elders, and ill. The Unworthy poor were people who chose not to work for one reason or another. Almshouses or poorhouses were places where the poor went to live. Also if there anyone who was medically ill or non longer had a place of there own they would stay here. A little like the homeless shelters we have today. There was an Overseer of the poor to help them get relief or make sure they were ok. It was flawed in many ways because the person providing had no formal training or understanding of what these people were going through.That in 1996 the states become the ones to decide how welfare and some other aide
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